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“My deepest condolences. Rest In Peace Ms Gwen. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Doris McMillan - Goldsboro, NC

“Sorry for your lost. We're praying that God sustain you as you go through this difficult time. May you find comfort form the word of God. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: James Usher - Rose Hill

“On behalf of the Jack and Mamie Oates family, we say goodbye to our beautiful aunt Dwen. She now joins Harvey, Richard, Leamon, Mary Francis, my...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Anthinette Oates Hines - Herndon, VA

“To Pam & family, though life will never be the same, time will gently heal you as love surrounds your heart wit tender memories. Shirley & Ervin ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Shirley Barnes Ervin & family McBride - VA

“We are sorry for your loss and we pray that God will give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Chester and Brenda Harris Family ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Chester Harris - Selma, NC

“an angle has gone my deepest sympathy to the family love ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Clyda Bryant - FAYETTEVILLE, NC

“James and I are so sorry for your loss!! ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Glenda Danley - Dunn, NC

“I'm so sorry to hear about Nana's passing to all the family I hope I can get to come around in your time of sorrow ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: 431 Brogden Rd Smithfield Sherrod - NC

“We at The Tabernacle can only imagine the grief and sorrow that you bear. May you find comfort during this time as God strengthens your heart with...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Rev. O'Neal - Zebulon, NC

“Spirit In Process. Gone but never forgotten Mama Gwen.Sending Prayers,Love and Lights Abundantly to the family. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Deborah Harmony McNeil Chance - NY


Dwendle Estella Oates McLean, Born November 5, 1928, in Sampson county to the late Alford & Estella Oates. She departed this life at her home she ate Sampson County Schools in Newton North Carolina. She was a devoted member of St. Peter's disciples of Christ until her health started to decline. She held positions as President of the Usher Board, She was a member of the Christian fellowship she also was on the mission board and a member of GRDA Usher of the Smithfield District. She was a member of the Flora Club she was also a member of the ever-ready club. Ms. Dwendle was a hardworking woman. She worked as a domestic worker. When her kids were small she also worked at lighting Antecedent for many years. She worked at K.R. Edwards tobacco Factory she retired and she went on to work for a lawyer Jimmy Narron. She worked as a nanny for Lampe her last final job was taking care of Rodgers. She proceeded in death by her husband; Eillis McLean one son Charles Watson two grandsons Marcus Raynor DeAndr'e Raynor two sisters Noralena and Mary Frances, and eight brothers. She leaves to cherish her earthly memories for daughters Barber McLean (Charles) of Raleigh NC Louise usher(Bobby) Stella Taylor (Allen) Melvin Ricky Watson of Smithfield NC two bonus Larry Sneed and Robert Whitfield. Eight granddaughters, Eight grandsons,20 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren a host of nieces nephews, and cousins whom she loved dearly. MaMa I love you, you may be gone, But definitely, never-forgotten you're home now where there is no pain or no worries. Love Your, Baby Girl Billie

Viewing :
Saturday, September 24
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E. Market Smithfield
Smithfield, NC 27577

Wake:
Sunday, September 25
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
St Peter's Disciples Church Of Christ
1011 Massey St.
Smithfield, NC 27577

Funeral Service:
Sunday, September 25
1:00 PM
St Peter's Disciples Church Of Christ
1011 Massey St.
Smithfield, NC 27577

Interment:
Sunday, September 25
Price Cemetery
Selma, NC
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