Originally created 09/26/00

Mr. Bowdre E. Bates Sr.



GRANITEVILLE - Mr. Bowdre E. Bates Sr., 64, of Square Circle Road, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rowland Funeral Home, North Augusta, with the Rev. Jimmy Coyle officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Mr. Bates, a native of Augusta, had retired as a superintendent of mail from Aiken Post Office.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Chapman Bates; four sons, William Bruce Bates Sr., Aiken, Bowdre Elwood Bates Jr. and James Douglas Moore, both of Graniteville, and Samuel Reid Moore, Augusta; a daughter, Barbara M. Brown, Graniteville; two sisters, Christine Mink and JoAnn Britton, both of North Augusta; and 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Danny Powell, Joel Britton, Russell Britton, Mike Springer, Mike Britton, Frank Mink, Doug Roddy and Bo Bates.

Honorary pallbearers will be active and retired postal workers.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 1003 Hammond Drive, Aiken, SC 29803.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Augusta Chronicle Sept. 26, 2000