Bowdre Elwood Woody Bates Jr.

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Bowdre Elwood
"Woody" Bates, Jr.
Funeral Services for Bowdre Elwood "Woody" Bates, Jr., 56, of Square Circle Road, who entered into rest February 3, 2015, will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Sweetwater Church of God, Pastor Phillip Napier officiating.
Mr. Bates was a life-long resident of Aiken County and was the son of Bowdre Elwood Bates, Sr. and Sandra Carroll. He was Supervisor with the United States Post Office, attended Sweetwater Church of God and enjoyed playing golf. Mr. Bates enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Mr. Bates was preceded in by his father, Bowdre Elwood Bates, Sr.
Survivors his wife of 26 years, Cindy R. Bates, three sons and daughters-in-law, Josh and Shawna Bates, Grovetown, Tyler Bates, Graniteville and Cody and Jessica Bates, Graniteville, two daughters and a son-in-law, Autumn Bates, Graniteville and Brooke and Jake Jones, Warrenville; his mother and step-father, Frances and Johnny Mock, Graniteville; seven grandchildren, Charlotte Jones, Gracelyn Bates, Aspyn Jones, Ethan Bates, Audri Bates, Isla Bates and William Bates; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Bruce and Janet Bates, Aiken, Jimmy and Teresa Moore, Graniteville and Sam and Cricket Moore, Graniteville; three sisters, Barbara Clark, Graniteville, Melody Carnell, Lusby, MD and Marcie Parrel, Evansville, IN; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Scott Augustine, Adam Bates, Joel Britton, Marcus Culbreath, Jake Jones, Jason Layfield, Dan Pilkington, and Bert Timm.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Thursday from 6 to 8.
Memorials may be made to Sweetwater Church of God, 1444 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, SC 29860.
Posey Funeral Directors, 1307 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181).
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2015