Alta May Rhodes was born February 25, 1913 in Hot Springs, AR., to Thomas Jefferson and Margaret Ada (Long) Pate. She passed from this life April 16, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 98. Alta was a member of Rebecca’s Lodge and the First Baptist Church since 1948. She worked as a clerk for Halley Drug Store and as a Nurse for the hospital from 1969 till age 70. Alta enjoyed playing dominoes and gardening. Her goal in life was to help people. Alta was preceded in death by her parents: Thomas & Margaret Pate; eight sisters; two brothers; a son: Milton Rhodes; and the father of her children: Lee Rhodes. She is survived by two daughters: Tommy Allen & husband Gene of Antlers and Suellen Young & husband Lionel of Wilburton; seven grandchildren: Leigh McCollough & husband Rick, Vicki Coggburn & husband Carter, Mike Allen & wife Jill, Richard L. Young, Jr. & wife Luly, Ramona Hensley & husband Jim, Eddie Rhodes and Raylene Rhodes; seven great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; a brother: Orval Pate of Durant; several nieces and nephews that had a great deal of affection for her; as well as many other relatives and friends. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Oddfellows Cemetery in Antlers. Musical selections included: “You Raise Me Up,” “I’ll Be,” “I’m Movin’ On” and “My Daughter’s Eyes.” Interment followed at the Oddfellows Cemetery in Antlers. Family and friends may send online condolences at www.millscoffey.com .
Funeral services conducted by
Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers