Barbara Madewell Bates, 69

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, March 20 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Bates, 69, of Lebanon.

The daughter of the late Howard and Thelma Stults Madewell, she died Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Mrs. Bates had worked for the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department as a secretary in the Detective Division.

The family will receive friends Friday, from 10 a.m. until the funeral. Services will be conducted by Pastors Jerry P. Smith and Robert Kitchen with interment Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include sons Tim (Cheryl) Bates, Tony (Kim) Bates and Toby (Cheryl) Bates; grandchildren Laura, Nikki, Tyler, Carson and Callie Bates; sisters Genelle (Melvin) Nelson and Sue Blevins; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Charles E. Bates and brother David Madewell.

Active pallbearers: Terry Ashe, Larry Bowman, Don Hamblen, Barry Graves, Dayton Jamison, Bob White, Mike Owens and John Edwards. Honorary: employees of Wilson County Sheriff’s Department.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.