Originally created 09/30/03

Mrs. Florence Bates (WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.)



WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - Graveside services for Florence Barronton Bates, 81, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel. Memorials may be made to Sharing Gods Love, P.O. Box 1021 Irmo, S.C. 29063. The family will be at 116 Press Lindler Road, Columbia, S.C. 29212. Mrs. Bates, widow of Joseph D. Bates, died Sunday, September 28, 2003. Born in Clearfield, Penn., she was a daughter of the late Lester and Alice Graffius Barronton. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church, Irmo, S.C. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jane B. and Bryan Graham of Columbia; granddaughters Adrienne Graham and husband Harry Bowie of Jackson, Miss., Jennifer Graham-Johnson and husband David Johnson of Atlanta, Ga.; grandson, Joseph B. Graham of Irmo, S.C.; three great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and Barry Bazemore of Augusta, and a number of nieces and nephews. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle September 30, 2003