Willie Oates, Arkansas' 'Hat Lady,' Dies

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2008 10:24 am   1 min read

Will Etta "Willie" Oates died Tuesday. In 2005, she was photographed by Nancy Nolan for the August edition of Little Rock Soiree magazine.

Will Etta "Willie" Oates, a former state legislator and a major fund-raiser in Arkansas' nonprofit community known for her colorful collection of hats, died Tuesday morning. She was 90.

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