Beth Porter Bates

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Beth Porter Bates
AIKEN, SC - Mrs. Beth Porter Bates, 76, beloved wife of George Bates, entered into rest Friday, September 05, 2014.
Born in Pitcairn, PA to the late James and Lillian Jackson Porter, Mrs. Bates worked as school teacher for Chaffee High School in Paget Parrish, Bermuda.
She received two Outstanding Teaching Awards during her time there. She also volunteered for the Bermuda Hospital and after moving to Aiken, became a Women of Woodside member.
She will be remembered by her husband as a wonderful wife and friend.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bates is survived by a sister, Jane Thomas, Holliday, FL; two nieces, Sherry Ferrill, Indianapolis, IN, Carol Mannering, Tampa, FL; a nephew, James Thomas, Tampa; and a great niece, Kristen.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Savannah River Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 3694, Aiken, SC 29802.
A visitation is planned for Monday, September 8, 2014 from 4-6 PM at SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL, INC., 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN SC. Interment will be held at a later date in Ligonier, PA.
Her online guest registry may be signed at
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Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc. - Aiken
924 Hayne Ave.
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 642-3456
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from Sept. 6 to Sept. 7, 2014
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