MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Bates, 92, of Mt. Juliet.
Retired from United Insurance Company, she died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010.
Mrs. Bates was a member of Center Chapel Church of Christ, a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and Cumberland University.
Visitation will be 12-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Chuck Groover and Brother John Brown. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: nieces Myra Simms and Austelle Smartt; nephews Walter “Butch” Heckman, Grayson “Pete” Heckman and Tim Meadows; sister-in-law Virginia Bates (Garland) Meadows; several great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and numerous lifelong friends along with caregivers Dorothy Carter, Florence Fulgham, Lisa Harris and Deborah Johnson.
Mrs. Bates was preceded in death by her parents P. T. and Mattie Peach Burnett, her husband of 59 years Verner Bates and her sister Eleanor Baird.
Active pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary: the Center Chapel Tuesday Ladies Bible Class. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Mt. Juliet High School Lady Bears Basketball Program.
Mt. Juliet's Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.