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Leslie Hayes "Les" Bates, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 29, 1918
Carlsbad
Eddy County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1982
Carlsbad
Eddy County
New Mexico, USA

Memorial services will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. in the West Funeral Home Chapel for Leslie Hayes "Les" Bates, 63, 1002 N. Shore Dr., who died Friday in a Carlsbad hospital.

Retired Methodist minister, the Rev. I.B. Throne will officiate with interment in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Dr. G.C. Hogsett, Dr. John Abbott, Solomon Arrcola, Mark Smith, Kenny Smith and Bill Kile.

A Masonic Lodge of Sorrows will open at 9:15 a.m. in the Masonic Temple, and Eddy Lodge No. 21, of which Bates was a member, will conduct Masonic services at the mausoleum.

Bates was born and raised in Carlsbad, and later attended school at New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Arizona. He served in the Army and then returned here where he began ranching east of the city. He retired in 1978.

He was a member of Ballat Abyad Temple in Albuquerque, the New Mexico Cattlemen's Association and the Eastern Star, Chapter 54.

Survivors include: his wife, Murdell of Carlsbad; two sons, Leslie Hayes Bates Jr. of Plano, Texas and Joe Allison Bates, Arrora, Colo.; a daughter, Judy Farrell, Carlsbad; and five grandchildren.
Carlsbad Current-Argus, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, dated for February 14, 1982 
 
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 Parents:
  Leslie Hayes Bates (1878 - 1932)
  Sarah Mae Pendleton Bates Lusk (1893 - 1966)
 
 Spouse:
  Murdell Potter Bates (1918 - 1997)*
 
 Sibling:
  Leslie Hayes Bates (1918 - 1982)
  Dorothy Mae Bates Moseley (1922 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunset Gardens Cemetery
Carlsbad
Eddy County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Crypt 52A
 
Created by: Betty
Record added: Aug 31, 2010
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Leslie Hayes Les Bates, Jr
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