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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Michael Benjamin Bates, 51, of Evansville, Ind., passed away suddenly Wednesday, May 26, 2010, of heat stroke while working construction in Owensboro, Ky.
He was born in Evansville on Dec. 12, 1958, to James B. and Annabelle (Gibbs) Bates. He graduated from Castle High School. Mike enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Orville Bates in 1974.
Mike is survived by sister, Sharon Bates Payne (Terry); brother, Dan Bates (Brenda); sister, Dixie Bates Dotson (Melvin); nieces and nephews, Tara Payne, Craig Payne, Kara Bates Hernandez, Brian Bates, Michelle Reine; and 10 great nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Titzer Family Funeral Homes-Simpson Chapel, 510 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Ind. Pastor Geoff Bunting will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2010, and 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made @www.titzerfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Courier Press on May 28, 2010
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