Originally created 09/06/00

Mr. Roger Bates



Mr. Roger T. Bates, of Perry Avenue, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Girard, with the Rev. Sidney Miniweather officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Bates, a native of Burke County, was an Army veteran of World War II and had retired as a schoolteacher from A.R. Johnson Junior High School. He was a member of Smith Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, where he was former director of Children's Nest Nursery, chairman of Trustee Board and conference director of Christian Education Department of the South Conference.

Survivors include a son, Bruce A. Bates, Augusta; a daughter, Olga O. McKinnon, Augusta; a sister, Sadie Aaron, Augusta; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the residence or at 2706 Carrington Court.

Dent's Undertaking Establishment is in charge of arrangements.

The Augusta Chronicle Sept. 6, 2000