Jessie M. Ates, 78, of Amarillo died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Memorial Park Cemetery East Mausoleum with Nathaniel Cantly, pastor of North Heights Church of Christ, officiating. Arrangements are by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Mrs. Ates was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Tyler to Fred C. and Leona Thompson. Jessie married Bennie E. Ates in 1944, and they moved to Amarillo in 1951. She worked as a nurse at St. Anthony's Hospital and was retired after 34 years. Survivors include a daughter, Stella Glasco of Amarillo; two brothers, Thasus Thompson of Denver and Francis Thompson of Tinton Falls, N.J.; a sister, Doris J. Bradford of Aurora, Colo.; and two granddaughters. Amarillo Globe-News, Jan. 17, 2006.
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