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Mary Elizabeth Bates
Date of Death or Service May 17, 2020
Mary Elizabeth Bates

 A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at the Dickson Union Cemetery with Bro. Steve Baggett officiating.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bates, age 85 of Dickson, passed away on May 17, 2020 in her home. She was born on November 28, 1934 to the late Elgan and Earline Baker Bates in Dickson County. She retired from the Ponderosa after working there for many years.

Mary was a longtime member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ. She truly loved her church and church family. She was very loving and caring to other people. Mrs. Bates volunteered in her community in many capacities, but especially the Meals on Wheels Program.  Mary grew up helping her father work on cars and in her younger years, could quickly diagnose a mechanical issue with all her friend’s vehicles.

Survivors include many special friends and family including Dee Annis and her daughters Caitlin and Kelcie; Betty Idle and her daughter Missy; Mary Ruth Burke, Margie “Pee Wee” Elkins, Peggy Wilt, and all of her friends and staff members of the Dickson County Developmental Services. 


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