Mrs. Bates died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center.
Born Aug. 20, 1956, in Alma, Mich., she was a daughter of Sylvia Marie Smith of Demorest and the late George Calvin Wilson.
Mrs. Bates had four beloved pets that she considered her children – two dogs, Jasmine and Junior, as well as two cats, Kitty and Gray. She enjoyed fishing and was a loving daughter, wife, sister and friend. She was also caring and would help anyone in need.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Bates is also survived by her husband, William “Bill” Bates of Cornelia; brother, George “Butch” Wilson of Demorest; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Erica Wilson of Traverse City, Mich.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Katherine and Gale Jerome of Cumming and Della and Harley Jerome of Commerce; sister, Bonnie Wilson of Commerce; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
The Northeast Georgian
Friday, January 10, 2014