Fannie Mae Nates — Orangeburg

Fannie Mae Nates, 87, of Orangeburg, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Laurel Baye Health Care Center, Orangeburg.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, with the Rev. Tommy Hutto officiating.

She was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Eastover, the daughter of the late Samuel F. Bookhart and the late Viola Champy Bookhart. She was the widow of Sgt. Maj. James M. Nates and was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Collins and Ruth Barton; and a granddaughter, Tonya Jackson Cooper.

Survivors include four daughters, Joyce B. Bell of Orangeburg, Sarah (Billy) Walker of Winnsboro, Alice Kay Nates of Lexington, and Eloise Diane Cumbee of Aiken; a son, Samuel F. (Joyce) Bookhart of Gaston; a sister, Mildred Bookhart of Columbia; a brother, Joseph Champy of Columbia; and a number of nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Thompson Funeral Home Inc. in Orangeburg.

Memorials may be made to the S.C. Oncology Association, 7 Richland Medical Park Drive, Columbia, SC 29203.

Please sign the family’s online guest book at

Comments are closed.