Bernice Bates, 66, died January 25 at her home in Waynesburg.
Born in Letcher County to Martha Caudill Fields, now of Waynesburg, and the late Lee Fields, she was a sister of the late Hiram Fields.
She had worked for more than 25 years as the Waynesburg postmaster and was retired from the Perryville Post Office.
She was a co-founder of Waynesburg Pioneer Days.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Ronnie Bates; four daughters, Shelley Mc- Guffey and husband Scott, April Slone and husband Jason, and Trista Elkins and husband Daniel, all of Waynesburg, and Brandy Cotton and husband Greg, of Danville; a brother, Larry Fields and wife Judy of Richmond; a sister, Evelyn Louise
Pentzien and husband Roger of Omaha, Neb.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at noon, January 30, at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home, in Waynesburg. Burial will follow in Double Springs Cemetery.