Thelma Bates Obituary, Lawrence County Resident Has Died - Death

Thelma Bates Obituary, Lawrence County Resident Has Died – Death

Thelma Bates Death, Obituary –  On Monday, November 7, 2022, Thelma Louise Bates, who had been a resident of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee all of her life, passed away at The Summit of Lawrenceburg at the age of 94. Her birthplace was in Lawrence County, which is located in the state of Tennessee, and up to the time of her retirement, she was an office administrator for the Department of Transportation.

She was an active member of the Republican Party, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Pulaski Street Church of Christ (where she taught Sunday school for many years), and the DAR. She was also a member of the DAR. In addition to that, she taught at a local Sunday school. Her husband, Paul J. Bates, one son, Tim Bates, and three brothers, Gene Boyd, Bud Boyd, and Charles Boyd all passed away before her. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

When she passed away, both of her parents, Herbert “Hub” Boyd and Virgie Lee Boyd, were already gone from this world. She is survived by her three children, Paul Alan Bates of Columbia, Tennessee, Kimberly Bates Chunn of Cumming, Georgia, and Charlie Bates of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; four sisters, Faye Sherman of San Diego, California, Gayle Hargis of Gardendale, Alabama, Sue Lightfoot of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, and Donna Crews of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind a number of great

Neal Funeral Home, which can be found in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee at 231 North Military Avenue, is the establishment that will be in charge of making the essential arrangements. The immediate family will be present at Neal Funeral Home on Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM to meet and speak with people who have come to pay their respects. Funeral services will be performed at the Neal Funeral Home on November 11, 2022, at one o’clock in the afternoon.

This date and time is subject to change. Jeremy Gargis and Jacob Evans will serve as the ceremony’s hosts and preside over the event. Following the conclusion of the funeral service, the burial will take place in the Shaw Cemetery located in Lawrence County, Tennessee. In lieu of sending flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of their loved one.

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