John Earl Bates
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                        JOHN EARL BATES

  John Earl Bates, 66, of Summersville, WV passed away
on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in the CAMC-Memorial
Division Hospital at Charleston.  Born December 14, 1951
at Clarksburg, WV he was a son of the late James and
Jean Lowe Bates.  He was also preceded in death by one
sister, Martha Bellinger.

     He was Baptist by Faith.  He was a retired coal miner
with over 32 years of service, he loved mowing and
keeping his yard nice, and was a constant kidder.

     Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lisa
Blankenship Bates; children, Johnny Bates, Jr, Michael
Bates, Tonya Bates, Jason Bates, Bessie Deal, Jamie
Flemming, Elizabeth Deal, and Brenda Stevens; siblings,
Susan Blankenship, Debbie Roberts, Janie Hudnall,
Connie Humphrey, and Andy Bates; thirty five
grandchildren and six great grandchildren and one more
on the way.

     Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the White Funeral Home at
Summersville with Pastor Arnold Nicholas  officiating.  In
keeping with his wish, he was cremated.   Friends may
call one hour prior to the services on Saturday.

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