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Tandy Bates, Jr. dies at 80

TANDY BATES, JR.

TANDY BATES, JR.

Tandy Bates, Jr., 80, of Pound, Va., died October 29, at Pikeville Medical Center.

A son of late Tandy Bates, Sr., and Lonnie Belle Bates, he was reared by the late Jesse and Della Bates.

He was preceded in death by three siblings, Elmer Bowens, Gladys Lucas, and Gearl Dene Bates.

Mr. Bates was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Baker Bates; two daughters, Connie Wyatt and Cathy Rose, both of Jenkins; two brothers, Eugene Bates of Louisville, and Bobby Bates of Whitesburg; a sister, Euldine Duncil of Louisville; six grandchildren, Andrea Conley, Joshua Stanley, Tony Wyatt, Jr., Leslie Arnett, Allison Wyatt and Sara Stanley; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Bates were held November 1 in Virgie. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Whitesburg. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hallandjones.com.

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