Shelia Bates, 63

Shelia Diane Farris Bates, 63, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.
She was born Aug. 1, 1949, in Memphis to O.E. Farris and Rachel Davis Farris. She was an employee of the New Albany Light, Gas and Water.
Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, at United Funeral Service chapel with the Rev. Ed Murry officiating. Burial wasin Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service in New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by a daughter, Sheri Shurden (Jim) of Winona; a son, Shane Bates (Terri) of Myrtle; a sister-in-law, Shelia Farris; two brothers, Ricky Farris (Cindy) of Pontotoc and Ray Farris (Leslie) of New Albany; and four grandchildren, Bailey Bates, Kyler Bates, Taylor Shurden and Reagan Shurden.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Blane Bates; and a brother, Bob Farris.
Pallbearers were Ray Hall, Matthew Gooch, Jonathan Kent, Kevin Roberts and Scotty Smith.
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