Debra Bates

North Vernon

Debra Elaine Bates, 57, of North Vernon, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at Columbus Regional Hospital

Survivors include her husband, Michael Bates; sons, Michael, John and Donald (Tabitha) Bates, all of North Vernon; daughter, Jennifer Roy of North Vernon; father, Gene (Pat) Ethridge of Indianapolis; brothers, Wade Eugene, Jerry and David (Sue) Ethridge all of Indianapolis; sisters, Betty (Jerry) Tarrh and Cindy (Danny) McConnley, both of Indianapolis, and Susan (J.D.) Brown of Lions; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mae Dele Carswell.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Scipio United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Naquita Scott officiating.

Arrangements were made by Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home for expenses.