Ralph Alton Bates
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Ralph Alton Bates, age 71 of Clarksville, TN, died on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at his residence. He was born on August 20, 1941 in Centerville, TN to the late William Olan Bates and Ada Cline Bates.
Graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 11 a.m., at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West in Hopkinsville, KY. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 4-7 p.m., at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home.
Ralph was an U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Bates of Clarksville, TN and son, Roger Bates (Mary Clark) of Ocean Springs, MS.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the D.A.V. and to close friends, Bill and Carolyn Timmons, and Jay and Melissa Sehi for their support.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the D.A.V., PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.
Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Feb. 6, 2013