|Birth: ||Nov. 13, 1921|
|Death: ||Apr. 22, 2005|
HEFLIN, LA - Funeral services for Mrs. Maureen Bates, 83, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2005 at Rockett Funeral Home Chapel in Ringgold, LA. Burial will follow at Bistineau Cemetery in Heflin, LA. The services will be officiated by Rev. Roy Southern.
Mrs. Bates was born November 13, 1921 in Whitedeer, Texas and passed away on April 22, 2005. She was a member of Fryeburg Baptist Church and was very active in The Order of The Eastern Star Ringgold Chapter #131 where she served two terms as Worthy Matron. Mrs. Bates also served as District Deputy in District #9 and Grand Officer in 1996-1997.
She was survived by her husband Mr. Dera Bates of Heflin, LA; one son, Mid Ray Clark and his wife Susan of Burnet, TX; one daughter, Anita Fields-Gold and her husband Maurice of Lake Charles, LA; one sister, Leona Killingsworth of Perry, FL; four grandchildren, William Kyle Fields, Dera Clark, B.G. Clark, and Sammy Marusich; five great grandsons, one great granddaughter; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Dera Clark, B.G. Clark, Kyle Fields, Sammy Marusichm John Anderson, and Mike Eskew.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made to The Order of The Eastern Star Operational Endowment Fund, Attn: Grand Secretary, P.O. Box 740412, New Orleans, LA 70174-0412 or to Fryeburg Baptist Church in Helflin, LA.
Rockett Funeral Home
Ringgold, LA 318-894-4441
Dera Bates (1924 - 2008)*
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Jun 14, 2009
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