AIRVILLE James C. Bates, 88, died on Friday, August 31, 2012, at York Hospital. He was the husband of Regina Mary (Zmijewsky) Bates, who died on April 4, 2008. Born on May 1, 1924, in Rice, Va., he was a son of the late Richard and Ella (Shepard) Bates. Mr. Bates lived in Baltimore, Md., before coming to York County, then lived in Florida before returning to York County. He is survived by two sons, Joseph C. Bates and his wife, Noel, and Stanley Richard Bates and his wife, Amy, all of Airville; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Lucy Skipper and her husband, Bill of Virginia; a sister-in-law, Esther Bates, also of Virginia; and loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. at North Harford Baptist Church, 4008 Old Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville, Md. Harkins Funeral Home, Delta, has been entrusted with his arrangements. For directions or to send condolences, please visit www.harkinsfuneralhome.com or call 800-550-5915.
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Sept. 16, 2012