Lewis Wayne Bates
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Lewis Wayne Bates, 66, of Greenville, husband of Martha O'Shields Bates, died Sunday, April 15, 2012.
Born in Pickens, he was the son of the late Winfield and Elizabeth Rogers Bates.
Mr. Bates retired from AT&T and was a member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Wendy Mercer; and two grandsons Steven and Joshua Caleb Mercer.
He was preceded in death by a son, Derrick Bates.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Graceland East Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, 200 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601.
Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.
Published in The Greenville News from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2012