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Josephine Slone dies at 69

Josephine “Josie” Slone, 69, died May 16, 2019 at her residence at Colson.

A daughter of the late Uriah and Connie Johnson Bates, she was the widow of Jimmy Ray Slone. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Jacob Bates, Estil Bates, Joseph Bates, and Samuel Bates, and three sisters, Elizabeth Hamilton, Eliza Combs, and Mable Bates.

Surviving are three daughters, Anna Covington of Colson, Rebecca Jean Lucas and husband Doug of Premium, and Lola Louise Jent and husband Tony of Colson; two brothers, Beckham Bates of Whitesburg and Worley Bates of Colson; two sisters, Lola Eldridge of Sandlick and Maxine Quillen of Isom; three grandchildren, Charles, Justin, and Anthony; two greatgrandchildren, Jordan and Gracie; and an aunt, Lauda Johnson of Garner.

Funeral services were held May 19 at the Blackey Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Bates-Wells Cemetery. Premium, and Lola Louise Jent and husband Tony of Colson; two brothers, Beckham Bates of Whitesburg and Worley Bates of Colson; two sisters, Lola Eldridge of Sandlick and Maxine Quillen of Isom; three grandchildren, Charles, Justin, and Anthony; two greatgrandchildren, Jordan and Gracie; and an aunt, Lauda Johnson of Garner.

Funeral services were held May 19 at the Blackey Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Bates-Wells Cemetery.

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