LEBANON – Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 8 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Bates, 79, of Lebanon. Retired from the US Postal Service, she died Nov. 5, 2009 at the Summit Medical Center.
Born in Raleigh, NC, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Corinth Watkins Mimms and was a member of the West Hills Baptist Church.
Services were conducted by Rev. Jonas Taylor and Rev. Rodney Duckett. Entombment was at the Graceland East Memorial Park in Greenville, SC.
Survivors include: children Elaine (John) Foley of Lebanon and David Bates of Wendell, NC; grandchildren Richard Wade, Jr., of Lebanon, Jason (Victoria) Bates and Elizabeth Bates – both of Wendell, NC; siblings Mary (Leland) Weather and Jesse Mimms – both of North Carolina.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Carl McBee Bates, Jr., two brothers and two sisters. Memorials may be directed to West Hills Baptist Church, Building Fund, Lebanon.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.