|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1916|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 1999|
CHURCH HILL -- Ruth Bates, age 82, Church Hill, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at the home of her daughter, Shirley Dalton, following an extended illness.
She was a native of Letcher County, KY, but had lived in Hawkins County since 1950. She was a member of Lewis Lane Central Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Bates; a son, George Bates; parents, George W. and Kate Lee Gardner; sister, Irene Fitzpatrick; and a brother, Fred Gardner.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Edward Dalton and Mrs. Joseph A. (Bobbie) Lawson, both of Church Hill, and Judith and Jerry Lane, Rogersville; a son, Ronald J. Bates, Church Hill; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home and anytime at the residence of her daughter, Shirley Dalton, 1207 Cooper Street.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Kenny Hammond and Lonnie Moody officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Cemetery.
Kate V Gardner (1895 - 1967)
Jessie Bates (1913 - 1995)
Ronald Jesse Bates (1940 - 2001)*
George H Bates (1944 - 1957)*
Liberty Hill Cemetery
Created by: Kristi Houston
Record added: Jun 01, 2011
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