Sally L. Dabbs Bates

  • Birth 25 Jan 1911 Clover, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 3 Aug 2001 Peekskill, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Burial Cortlandt Manor, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 33521875

Sally L. Bates,of Peekskill died August 3, 2001 at her home. She was 90. Mrs. Bates had worked for many years as a housekeeper for the New York Telephone Co. in Peekskill. She was born January 25, 1911 in Clover, VA to Samuel and Sally Clark Dabbs. In July, 1933 she married Ernest L. Bates in Ossining. She was a member of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, the NAACP and the Peekskill Senior Citizens. Mrs. Bates was honored on June 8, 1997 at the Annual Brunch of the Peekskill Republican City Committee. The "Community service Award" was presented to Mrs. Bates "because she demonstrated her love of family and community in many ways. She had always found ways to make a difference in many lives." She also received the Distinguished Service Award from Westchester County in 1993. Mrs Bates is survived by a son, Dr. Ernest A. Bates of San Francisco, CA, two grandsons, Ernest R. Bates of South Orange, NJ and Paul S. Bates of Manhattan and two great-grandsons, Ernest A. and Alexander E. Bates. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, ten brothers and four sisters. Family will receive friends at the E.O. CURRY FUNERAL HOME, 313 No. James St., Peekskill on Friday from 2-4 pm and at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 11 Rev. G. Franklin Wiggins Plaza, Peeksill on Friday from 7-9 pm, where the funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Sally L. Bates Memorial Fund at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

Published in The Journal News on August 8, 2001


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  • Maintained by: D. L. (Travis)(Corbett)(Maston)Black
  • Originally Created by: KimPS
  • Added: 3 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33521875
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sally L. Dabbs Bates (25 Jan 1911–3 Aug 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33521875, citing Hillside Cemetery, Cortlandt Manor, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by D. L. (Travis)(Corbett)(Maston)Black (contributor 47352945) .