|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1927|
|Death: ||Nov. 22, 2013|
Helen Bates, age 86, of Princeton, Texas, passed away November 22, 2013, in McKinney, Texas. Helen Bates was born February 8, 1927, in Carrollton, Texas, to James Lafayette and Dovie Laurel (Scott) Evans. She married Billy Joe Bates on November 6, 1944, in Collin County, Texas.
She is survived by her daughters, Laura Higginbotham of McKinney, Texas and Cathie Grubb and husband, John of Princeton, Texas; sons, Billy Bates and wife, Carol, Terry Bates and wife, Patsy, Ronnie Bates and wife, Donna, and Keith Bates, all of Princeton, Texas; eighteen grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other loving family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, three brothers, husband, grandson, Eric Timmons, and son-in-law, Billy Joe Higginbotham.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
James Lafayette Evans (1887 - 1970)
Dovie Laura Scott Evans (1891 - 1962)
Billy Joe Bates (1926 - 2007)*
Loyd Marvin Evans (1911 - 1975)*
Willie D. Evans (1913 - 1966)*
Lena Mae Evans Harpole (1917 - 2005)*
Mary Lorene Evans Dyer (1921 - 1987)*
Cecil Roy Evans (1924 - 2008)*
Helen Louise Evans Bates (1927 - 2013)
Beatric Evelyn Evans (1930 - 1931)*
Ridgeview Memorial Park
Maintained by: Theda Medley
Originally Created by: June
Record added: Nov 23, 2013
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