Barbara Childers Dix Oates, 85, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020.

She was born on August 5, 1935, in Huntersville, N.C., to the late Walter Augustus “Gus” and Alma Jones Childers. Mrs. Oates was a 1953 graduate of North Meck High School. She was a member of Mt. Mourne Church of God in Mt. Mourne.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, William Dix Jr. and Charles Grady Oates; stepson, John Dix; and seven brothers, James, Walter, Billy, Ralph, Bobby, Ray, and JR Childers.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Voyles (Jimmy); sister, Christine Williams; brothers, Eugene Childers (Rachel) and Herman Childers; grandchildren, Michele and Christopher Voyles; six grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 4, at the Salisbury National Cemetery.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mrs. Oates. Condolences may be made to the family at

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