WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, July 1 at Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Bates, 80, of Watertown.
Born in DeKalb County to the late Noah Ed and Mary Christian Malone, she died Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Quality Care Health Center in Lebanon.
Interment was in New Hope Cemetery.
Survivors include: granddaughter Laurie (Barrett Tipton) Southard of Alexandria; great-grandson Caleb Tipton; son-in-law Jerry Wayne Dutton of Alexandria as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Bates; daughter Shirley Dutton; and sisters Maggie Cooper and Bobbie Stacy Derting.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.