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Bates rites held




The Reverend Herman “Buddy” Bates Jr., 88, of Payne Gap, died January 28 at Jenkins Community Hospital.

Surviving are three sons, Larry Bates and wife Georgeann, Cincinnati, Ohio; James Bates and wife Eva Rae, Jenkins; and Timothy Bates of Johnson City, Tenn.; two sisters, Jackie Shewell, Atlanta, Ga., and Patricia Abbott, Lexington; two granddaughters, Stephine and Laura, and a grandson, Michael; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Payne Gap Freewill Baptist Church on January 31. Burial was in the Haven of Rest Cemetery in Mayking.


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