Margaret Ann Black Bates

Margaret Ann Black Bates


Margaret Ann Black Bates passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at home. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Black on December 19, 1940, in Athens. Margaret Ann graduated from Athens High School in 1959, married Harold Wade Bates in 1960 and they lived together in Elkmont.

Margaret Ann was retired from Limestone County Schools where she worked at the Central Office and then finished her career as the secretary at Elkmont High School. She was known in her community and beyond as a kind and compassionate person who always had a smiling face for everyone she met.

Margaret Ann was an active member of Elkmont Church of Christ where she taught Bible classes for many years. She loved all of her grandchildren very much and was very active in rearing them in God's way.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Wade Bates; six children, Stan and Anita Bates, Steve and Beth Bates and Joe and Alicia Bates, all of Elkmont; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by one sister, Ms. Janice Parr and one brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Black.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Hospice of North Alabama, 3311 Bob Wallace Ave., Suite 101, Huntsville, AL 35805.

Visitation will be held tonight from 6 to 9 at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. A memorial service and burial will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. also at Limestone Chapel with burial in Roselawn Cemetery.

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Published in the Decatur Daily on May 2, 2014