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Carolyn Jayroe Bates Services for Carolyn Jayroe Bates will be held Friday, March 2, 2018, at 1 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Dr. Billy James and the Rev. Lawrence Runnels officiating. Burial will follow in Bethsaida Cemetery in Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Bates, 82, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at her home. A native and longtime resident of Neshoba County, she was co-owner of B & G Equipment, Inc. Mrs. Bates was a member of Bethsaida Baptist Church where she had served on the Sanctuary Renovation Team. She played basketball at House High School and loved watching her children and grandchildren play basketball. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, W. J. Bates of Philadelphia; children, Doug Bates (Cynthia), Debbie Webb (Stan), Tammy Lee (Jeff), all of Philadelphia, and Melissa Kelley (Rodney) of Petal; nine grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia.
Published on February 28, 2018
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