Iona Bates (JACKSON, S.C.)

JACKSON, S.C. - Mrs. Iona Brown Bates, 85, of Douse Circle, entered into rest January 10, 2009 at Aiken Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mrs. Bates, a native of Aiken County, was a member of the Runs Baptist Church. She was also a member of Bean Pond Baptist Church Senior Choir. Survivors include four sons, Isaac (Ada) Bates and Robert Lee Bates, Jackson, S.C., Donald Bates and Wayne Bates, North Augusta, S.C.; a sister, Laura Jones, Jackson, S.C.; two sisters-in-law, Willie Mae Brown, Aiken, S.C., and Norene Bates, Jackson, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the residence. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, S.C. (803) 279-0026

The Augusta Chronicle-January 11, 2009