|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1927|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 2011|
Hot Spring County
Mildred J. Bates, age 84, of Poyen passed away at HSC Medical Center in Malvern. She was born in Poyen on August 16, 1927 the daughter of Walter and Lela (Wilson) Hicks. Mildred was a homemaker and one of the first women to be hired at Featherlite. She loved working in the garden and cooking for her family. She was of the Assembly of God faith. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, Uhel Joe Bates; brother Joe Hicks and sister, Neva Mae Lowry.
She is survived by her sons, Barry Bates and wife Sherrie, and Donald E. Bates and wife Esther, all of Poyen; sister Mary Nichols of Poyen; grandchildren, Tabitha McJunkins, Carla Robbins, John Mark Bates and wife Jessica; great-grandchildren, Cody, Katie and Kelly Robbins, and Nemiaha Gavin Bates; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation is Thursday, November 17, 2011, 6:00-8:00 PM, Regency Funeral Home.
Services are Friday, November 18, 2:00 PM in the Regency Chapel with Reverend Larry Stinson officiating. Burial will follow at Lindsey Poyen Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Steven Hicks, Tracy Hicks, Aaron Hicks, Michael Robbins, Calude Hardin and Drew McCoy. Honorary pallbearers are Perry and Terry Nichols and Dean Lowry.
Arrangements are by Regency Funeral Home.
Walter H. Hicks (1895 - 1977)
Lela Mae Wilson Hicks (1909 - 1976)
Uhel Joe Bates (1926 - 2001)*
Barry Alan Bates (1957 - 2012)*
Mildred J. Hicks Bates (1927 - 2011)
Neva Mae Hicks Lowery (1931 - 2009)*
Joe Hughes Hicks (1945 - 1998)*
Created by: Pat Hall
Record added: Nov 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80539425
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Added: Nov. 17, 2011