James Bates


James “Jimmy” Bates, 64, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.

He was retired from The Tennessee Highway Patrol. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luke and Carrie Bates; sisters, Billie Carroll, and Annette Hooper; and brothers, Wilford Bates, and Ray Bates.

Survivors include Doreen Bates, Apex, N.C., Kay Woodruff, Sweetwater, and Nina Rowland of Athens; brothers, Mickey Bates, Reliance, Jerold Bates, Benton,  Danny Bates, Delano, and Ross Bates, Durham, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Bordwine Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Rowland officiating.  

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., prior to the service. Burial will follow to Delano Cemetery.               

Bordwine Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. If you are unable to attend, you may sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com.


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