Sarah Jones Bates

  • "Oh my! Sara was one of the sweetest, most precious ladies..."

Sarah Jones Bates

Sarah Jones Bates, age 89 of Murfreesboro, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at The Health Center at Adam's Place, Murfreesboro, TN.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Chapel with Rev. Harold Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation with family will be 2 p.m. until service on Tuesday.

Sarah entered this life on December 29, 1924 in Montgomery County, TN, the daughter of the late John and Inez Jones. She was a homemaker and a Member of Northside Baptist Church. Sarah is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Donald E. Bates.

Sarah is survived by her children and their spouses, David and Joan Bates, Gary and Gretchen Bates; daughters, Sally Knickerbocker, Joan and Dr. Randolph Evans, Linda and Greg Lawson; grandchildren, John Lawson, Jeff Lawson, Alan Bates, Ryan Bates, Mitchell Evans, Matt Evans, James Knickerbocker, Charles Bates, Kenneth Knickerbocker, Stephanie Evans, Heidi Stoner, Katie Fawner and Sarah Bates; 4 great grandchildren. Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Samaritans Purse or to the Nashville Rescue Mission.

Online condolences may be made at, (931) 647-3371


Funeral Home
McReynolds-Nave-Larson Funeral Home
1209 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 647-3371
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Published in The Leaf Chronicle from Apr. 28 to Apr. 30, 2014