JACKSON, S.C. - Entered into rest May 21, 2001, Mr. Willie J. Bates, 59, of Douse Circle, Jackson, S.C. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2001, at Bean Pond Baptist Church with the Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Jacquline Bates; an adopted son, Lee Von Cato; his parents, Wyman and Iona Brown Bates; five brothers, Isaac (Ada Mae) Bates, Earnest Bates, Donald Bates, Robert Lee Bates and Wayne (Carolyn) Bates; one granddaughter, Jaquilla Murray; five aunts and one uncle, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, S.C.
The Augusta Chronicle-May 23, 2001