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James Storey Bates, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1923
Waelder
Gonzales County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1989
McAllen
Hidalgo County
Texas, USA

Graveside Services were held in Thompsonville cemetery last weekend for James Story Bates Sr. native of the area who was killed earlier in the week at his home near McAllen Tx.
Bates who was 65 was born in Waelder and moved to Rio Grande Valley in 1925 with his family. He graduated from Misson High School and attended Edinburg Junior College before receiving his law degree from the University of Texas.
He served as district attorney for Hidalgo County in 1950s.served as a state representative and was a state senator through th 1960s,leaving office in 1972.
He is survived by a son James Storey Bates Jr. and two daugthers Barbara Ann Bates, Laura Lou Bates and mother Frankie Davis Bates. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas William Bates (1898 - 1967)
  Frankie Davis Bates (1902 - 1996)
 
 Children:
  James Storey Bates (1946 - 2008)*
 
 Sibling:
  Julius Frank Bates (1922 - 2014)*
  James Storey Bates (1923 - 1989)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Thompsonville Cemetery
Thompsonville
Gonzales County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Mary Hunn
Record added: Sep 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21772700
James Storey Bates, Sr
Added by: Mary Hunn
 
James Storey Bates, Sr
Added by: Mary Hunn
 
 
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I miss you so much Jim. I know you are up in heaven looking down on us.
- Mary Perez
 Added: Jan. 9, 2011

- Mary Hunn
 Added: Dec. 22, 2010

- Mary Hunn
 Added: Nov. 11, 2010
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