Thomas E. Bates
Funeral service for Mr. Thomas E. Bates was held 2 PM Sunday, November 27, 2022, at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Larry Savell, Rev. Eddie Pilgrim and Rev. Ben McDaniel officiating. Interment was in Beatline Cemetery.
Mr. Bates, 87, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2022, at Neshoba General Hospital in Philadelphia, MS. He lived most of his life in the Beatline Community and was a member of Beatline Baptist Church. He was a Supervisor for Pepsi-Cola and GM for many years. He was in the US Airforce, National Guard for 25 years. He was a Mason, Shriner. His hobbies were hunting, bowling, and working on tractors.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ethel Lee Bates, Marion Kirby Bates; sons, Gerald, Alan Bates; sister, Virginia Bates; brother, Bill Bates.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Bates; sisters, Charlene Stamps, Henrietta Wooten; brother, Kenneth Jack Bates, several nieces, nephews.