A longtime Carthage business woman has died at the age of 83.
Mrs. Robbie Oldham died peacefully at her Ridgeway Drive home after suffering an apparent fatal heart attack. She was pronounced dead at 10:14 a.m. Friday morning December 30, 2016 at the Riverview Regional E. R. in Carthage.
Her longtime pastor Eld. Charles Allen Gentry officiated at the 1 p.m. funeral services Monday afternoon January 2nd from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Judge Connie Kittrell delivering the eulogy. Burial followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Smith County Memorial Gardens with Edward L. Anderson officiating.
Born Robbie Sue Boze in the Defeated Creek Community on July 17, 1933, she was one of ten children of the late Clarence Fisher Boze and Mamie Annie Dillehay Boze. She was preceded in death by an infant sibling who died at birth and by her adult siblings: sisters, Lucy Woodard, Hilda Gray, June Shoulders, and Marie Woodard, and three brothers, Dewitt, James, and Prentice Boze.
On November 24, 1955 in the Eulia Community of Macon County, she was united in marriage to Joe Beasley Oldham who preceded her in death on March 23, 2015 at the age of 81.
Mrs. Oldham was a 1952 graduate of Gallatin High School.
Along with her husband, she founded and owned Robbie’s Pastry Shop before they began Robbie’s Catering for 32 years until their retirement. On the second and fourth Sunday’s of each month they prepared home cooked meals at their Cullum Street catering building and fed dozens of regulars following various church services.
She was a member and longtime treasurer of the North Carthage Baptist Church.
Surviving are two children, Lou Anne Robinson & husband Mike of Gordonsville, Joey Oldham of Whitaker, NC; two grandchildren, Russti Nixon & husband Joey of South Carthage, Joseph Robinson of Carthage; a great-grandchild, Brevin Joseph Nixon; one brother, Joe Boze & wife Mary Ruth of South Carthage; special friend & caregiver, Darla Vaden.
The Oldham family requests memorials to the North Carthage Baptist Church.