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Obituary: Lillie Bates, North Vernon


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Lillie Bates, 85, of North Vernon, died at 6:58 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.

Survivors include two sons, Derryl (Lek) Bates of Tucson, Arizona, and Stanley (Donna) Bates of Hayden; two daughters, Sandy Smith of Hayden and Cheryl Stokes of Hope; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raleigh B. Bates.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with the Rev. Bill Lockman officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday. Burial will be at Hayden Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the donor’s choice of charities.

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