Carla Williams Bates (1961 - 2017)

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Mrs. Carla Williams Bates, 56, wife of Weldon Michael Bates, of Van Road, entered into rest on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at her residence.

Her funeral service will be held in the Rowland-Ford Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Milton R. Summerall and Steve Barnhill officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Bates was an avid outdoors person who loved fishing and hunting. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Additional survivors include her son, Weldon M. Bates, III; of Edgefield, SC; one daughter, Candice Nicole Bates of North Augusta, SC; her mother, Faye Nix Helton of North Augusta, SC; one brother, Gerald O. Williams, Jr. of Edgefield, SC; and five grandchildren, Haley Bates, Hannah Bates, Lauren Bates, Jody Rocket, and Phillip Rocket.

The family will receive friends at Rowland-Ford Funeral Home on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 5:00PM until 7:00 PM.

Pallbearers will be Mike Holsonback, Jacob Hudson, Robert Wiggins, Steve Thompson, Weldon M. Bates, III, and Brett Barnhill.

Please visit the online register at

Rowland-Ford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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North Augusta, SC 29841
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on June 2, 2017