Mary Louise Oakley, 74, of Franklinton, died Tuesday September 30, 2014 at Nash General Hospital. She was born in Wake County to the late Arthur Lee Poole and Mae Ferrell Poole. She retired from Child Nutrition Services with Wake County Pubic Schools after 18 years and later retired from Kmart after 16 years.
Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning, October 4, 2014 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Soapstone United Methodist Church Cemetery in Raleigh.
Mrs. Oakley is survived by her sons, Arthur Oakley & wife Debbie of Wake Forest and Earl Oakley of Franklinton; granddaughters, Chrystal and Laura Oakley of Wake Forest; brothers, Ronald Poole & wife Virginia of Cary and Donald Poole of Youngsville; many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. “Jake” Oakley, Sr.; sons, Robert, Tommy and Jeffrey; granddaughter, Sarah Jean; sister, Besty Heigl.
Memorial donations may be made to help offset funeral expenses; Bright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 646, Wake Forest, NC 27588.
Friends may visit with the family from 6-8:00 PM Friday evening at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC. (919-556-5811)