James Ira Bates, 94

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Bates, 94, of Lebanon.
A lifetime member of LaGuardo Baptist Church, he died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010.
Mr. Bates graduated from Lebanon High School in 1935 and graduated from Cumberland University in 1939 with a double major in mathematics and chemistry. 
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until the chapel service on Wednesday.
Services will be conducted by Brother Carl Price. Interment will follow in LaGuardo Cemetery. 
Survivors include: his wife of 55 years Glorice Nivens Bates; children Sam (Rhee) Bates, Brenda (Bill) Baird, and Susie (Mark) Gibson; grandchildren Jessica Asadsangabi, Courtney Bates, Ben Bates, Dylan Gibson, Caleb Gibson and James William Baird; step-grandsons Jamy Gibson and Ryan Crook; niece Rita Bates; and nephew Butch Heckman.
He is preceded in death by parents James Yeager and Jesse Mae Patrick Bates, sisters Mary Sue Bates and Lassie Sauls, and brothers Roger Bates and Wilson Bates.
Pallbearers: Dylan Gibson, Caleb Gibson, Ben Bates, James William Baird, Ricky Jennings and Butch Heckman. A special thank you to Dr. Wayne Wells and staff, and N.H.C.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.