Harrell D. Bates (1939 - 2013)

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Harrell D. Bates, 74, of Conway, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.
He was born Sept. 4, 1939, in Conway, to the late Matthew "Boss" and Era Swayze Bates.
Harrell made the most of his life here in Conway starting Bates Furniture along with his wife Vivian. He was devoted to his family, business, and hobbies.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Vivian Luyet Bates; five sons, James (Lisa) Bates of Conway, David (Candy) Bates of Tuttle, Okla., Terry (Stacey) Bates of Conway, Roger (Stephanie) Bates of Conway, and Kevin (Jennifer) Bates of Sherwood; two daughters, Cindy Bates of Conway and Cheryl Bates of Conway; nine grandchildren, Matthew Bates, Lauren Heathscott, Drew Bates, Zachary Bates, Jacob Bates, Brandon Bates, Julia Bates, Will Bates and Lily Bates; and one sister, Selma "Jean" Ball of Sherwood.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Darrell Bates and Stephen Bates; two sisters, Lucille Wilson and Corrine Bright.
Pallbearers: Matthew Bates, Zachary Bates, Jacob Bates, Drew Bates, Nick Heathscott, Dodd Harmon.
Honorary Pallbearers: Brandon Bates, Will Bates.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway, with Deacon Jerry Joe Harrison officiating.
Visitation will be at the Church Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m.
Burial will be at Crestlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the following organizations: St. Joseph School Endowment, St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, Toad Suck Car Club Scholarship Fund, MOTAA Antique Car Museum.
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Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Oct. 14 to Oct. 21, 2013