Thelma Louise Bates
Thelma Louise Bates, age 94, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Monday, November 7, 2022 at The Summit of Lawrenceburg.
She was a native of Lawrence County, TN and a retired office administrator from the Department of Transportation. She was a member of Pulaski Street Church of Christ, a Sunday school teacher for many years, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and she was also active in the Republican Party.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Herbert “Hub” and Virgie Lee Boyd; her husband: Paul J. Bates; one son: Tim Bates; and three brothers: Gene Boyd, Bud Boyd, and Charles Boyd.
She is survived by three children: Paul Alan Bates of Columbia, TN, Kimberly Bates Chunn of Cumming, GA, and Charlie Bates of Lawrenceburg, TN; four sisters: Faye Sherman of San Diego, CA, Gayle Hargis of Gardendale, AL, and Sue Lightfoot and Donna Crews, both of Lawrenceburg, TN; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Thelma Louise Bates were conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2022 with Jeremy Gargis and Jacob Evans officiating. Interment followed at Shaw Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN. Neal Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be offered by way of: www.nealfuneralhome.net.