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Betty Anna Bates

March 31, 1942 December 4, 2012
Betty Anna Bates
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Betty Anna Bates, 70 of Athens, Alabama died on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at Athens-Limestone Hospital in Athens, Alabama. Born Tuesday, March 31, 1942 in Pulaski, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Lawson Newman and the late Elizabeth Newman. She was the wife of the late Carlos Bates and was also preceded by a son: James Carlos Bates and a brother: Thomas Newman. She loved cooking, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church of Athens, AL. Surviving are son: Christopher Thomas Bates of Athens, AL; daughter, Tanya Blas of Athens, AL; foster daughters: Cindy Martinez and Erica Mendoza, both of Athens, AL; special friend: Antonio Lopez; sister, Violet West of Pulaski, TN; grandchildren: Tieza Morris, Tashanna Morris, Christopher Lee 'Buba' Bates, Eliana Bates, and James Carlos Bates, Jr; four foster grandchildren; and one great-grandson: Jackson Bates. Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Gatlin Cemetery.

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