Whitesburg KY

Brenda Bates buried at Thornton

Brenda Bates of Thornton died April 1 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard.

She was a daughter of the late Amous Keens and Juanita Hall Slone.

Surviving are her husband, Gilbert Bates; two sons, Gilbo Bates and Pooky Bates, both of Thornton; a daughter, Bitty Eldridge of Indian Creek; two brothers, Amous Keens Jr. and Terry Sexton, both of Knott County; three sisters, Norma Gibson, Mary Rose Johnson, and Nettie Jane Short, all of Thornton; and six grandchildren, Madison, Danielle, Grace, Kylie, Bentley, and Abby.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bates were held April 4 at the Cowan Chapel. Burial was in the Thornton Cemetery.

Letcher Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of arrangements.

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