Funeral services for Elmer Elwood Bates, 70, of Whitesburg, were held February 11 at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Burial was in Bony Banks Cemetery at Ice.
Born in Letcher County to the late Riley and Lavena Taylor Sexton, he died February 8 at Pikeville Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Wilmer, and two sisters, Juanita and Leona.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Bates; two daughters, Lee Adams and husband Larry and children Brittney and Zach, all of Whitesburg, and Lisa Bates and Dexter Campbell and Hunter, all of Letcher; a son, Chad Bates and wife Amy and children Mia and Cooper, all of Whitesburg; a brother, Wade Sexton of Myra; and two sisters, Betty Rather of Louisville and Cora Walker of Middletown, Oh.
Everidge Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of arrangements.