Christine H. Wates (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mrs. Christine Holmes Wates, 78, of Thurmond St., wife of the late Raymond L. Wates, died Monday October 4, 2010 at Edgefield County Hospital. Graveside Services will be held Thursday October 7, 2010 at 3 P.M. at Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Wates was born in Edgefield County and was of the Baptist Faith. She was a retired secretary for Western Auto. She was a member of the Saluda Chapter # 8 And former member of Edgefield Chapter # 236 of the Eastern Star. The Saluda and Edgefield Chapter consolidated and she was a Worthy Matron numerous times and held many other stations in the Eastern Star. Survivors include 1 Son- Wayne Wates, Edgefield, 3 Grandchildren- Shane (Alison) Wates, North Augusta, Jonathan "Bubba" (Stephanie) Wates, Clarks Hill, Colton Wates, Edgefield. 4 Great-Grandchildren; 4 Sisters- Emma Booth, Graniteville, Ethel Bussey, Martinez, Ga., Sarah Wates, and Carolyn Doolittle, Both of Edgefield; 1 Brother- Floyd Holmes, Edgefield. The family is at the home and will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 P.M. at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-October 6, 2010