Samuel R. Bates
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Services for Mr. Samuel R. Bates will be held at 11:00am Thursday, April 17, 2014, at The New Chapel United Pentecostal Church in Collins. Mr. Bates was 54 years of age and passed away from this life on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Reverend Rodney Bankens, Reverend Ken Hickman, Reverend Lloyd Thompson, and Reverend James F. Nations will officiate. Mr. George Hardin will offer the Eulogy and interment will be in the New Chapel Cemetery. A musical service in honor of Mr. Bates will be performed by members of the New Chapel Church Praise Team and Band.
Wade Funeral Home of Collins in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bates was an engineer with Jarden Consumer Solutions and an active member of New Chapel United Pentecostal Church.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Gale Bates of Collins; 2 daughters, Amanda Bates Burrell and her husband Steve of Collins and Caryn Bates Deen and her husband Pat of Sumrall; 1 step-brother, Reverend James F. Nations and his wife Peggy of Raymond; 2 step-sisters, Lee Morgan of Smithville, TX and Faye Tillman and her husband J.T. of Jackson: 2 grandchildren, Laryn Davis and Dalton Burrell; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 pm until 9 pm at the New Chapel United Pentecostal Church.
Published in the Hattiesburg American on Apr. 16, 2014