Maierene Bates

ELKIN — Mrs. Maierene McCoin Bates, 95, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Elkin Healthcare in Elkin surrounded by her family. Mrs. was born Dec. 28, 1918, to George A. McCoin and Sallie McCoin Greenwood. She was the oldest living member of Friendship Baptist Church. Mrs. McCoin was an avid quilter and gardener. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, and grandmother to her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Cotis Bates; daughters, Carolyn Bates and Faye Hyatt; sisters, Bernice Corder and Audrey Sloop; brother, Alex McCoin; stepfather, Luther Greeenwood; stepbrothers, Robert Greenwood and Morgan Greenwood; and stepsister, Catherine Mounce. Survivors include son, George Lee McCoin and his wife Shirley; son-in-law, Wayne Hyatt; grandchildren, Tim McCoin and his wife Tammy, Brenda Combs and her husband Jeff, Sharon Simon and Randy Gobble; great-grandchildren, Mitch McCoin and his wife Shannon, Matthew Childress, Haley Sullivan and her husband William, Hannah Winebarger and her husband Harley and Nicole Ingram and her husband David; great-great-grandchildren, Declan McCoin, Teagan McCoin, Lily Sullivan and Hunter Winebarger; stepgrandchildren, Tracy Midkiff and her husband Mitch Midkiff, Morgan Midkiff, Mitchell Midkiff, Klyne Midkiff, and Lily Midkiff, Shawn Combs and his wife Emily and their children, Blake and Talon; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Fugate and the Rev. Jonah Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elkin Funeral Service. The family will accept flowers, or memorials may be made to Elkin Healthcare Activities Department, 560 Johnson Ridge Road, Elkin, NC 28621. The family would like to thank the staff of Elkin Healthcare for their love and care during her illness. Online condolences may be made to Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.

Published in The Tribune from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2014