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BATES, Lavon LAVON ALLEN BATES Lavon Allen Bates, age 61, of Alpharetta was called to his eternal home September 1, 2011. Lavon grew up in Alpharetta and attended Milton High School and Kennesaw Junior College. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Roswell, Nelms Masonic Lodge #323, and the Plumbers, Pipefitters and Service Technicians Local Union 72. He served in the Georgia National Guard. He was a dedicated instructor for the Mechanical Trades Institute in Atlanta. He will be remembered as a loving father, talented singer, devoted runner and an avid motorcyclist. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Lavon Bates. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Adam and Brittany Nicole Mitchell, mother Margie Lenora Bates, fiancée Cindy Jones, sister and brother-in-law Stephen and Lenora Monroe, sister and brother-in-law David and Rhonda Chatham, brother and sister-in-law Johnny and Tammy Bates, Ann Rich, Patrick Bates, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 on Tuesday, September 6, at Northside Baptist Church, Roswell, with Gabriel Chatham and Reverend Jason Barber officiating. Interment will be immediately following the service at Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Northside Baptist Church, 11125 Houze Road, Roswell, Georgia 30076. Visitation: 4:00PM to 8:00PM on Monday, September 5, 2011 at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory, Roswell/Alpharetta 770/645-1414. www.northsidechapel.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 3, 2011
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