Mr. Gregory Todd Bates
Mr. Gregory Todd Bates, 32, of Bogue Chitto, MS passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011 as a result of a Motor Vehicle Accident. He would have been 33 on July 10. Visitation will be Thursday morning at Jones Family Funeral Services from 9 AM until funeral services there at 10 AM. Rev. Ronnie Douglas will officiate. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery. Jones Family Funeral Services of McComb will be in charge.
Pallbearers will be: B. J. Seago, Norman Mizer, Austin Jones, Josh Duncan, Wayne Ogletree, & Brian Smith.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Eric Tarver
Mr. Bates was born July 10, 1978 to Harry Bates & Amelia Eisworth Bates Mason both of McComb.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Mr. Warren Eisworth, Mr. Harry Bates, Sr. and Mr. Richard Wilson. Survivors include his wife, Tabatha Hiett Bates of Dallas, TX; his father, Harry Bates of Bogue Chitto, MS; his mother and step-father Amelia Eisworth Bates Mason & Carl Mason of McCall Creek, MS; his grandmothers, Mrs. Marie Eisworth & Mrs. Virginia Wilson; two sons, Brett Bates of McComb and Michael Hiett of Dallas, TX; one daughter, Amber Burger of Dallas, TX; three brothers, Dexter Mason of McCall Creek, Raymond Mason & wife Wendy of McComb, and Derek Mason & wife Courtney of McComb; two sisters, Marie Lawson of Austin, TX and Carly Mazer of McCall Creek; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
His family stated that he was a very beloved son, brother & father. Mr. Bates was a well known carpenter and worked at Graceland Portable Buildings in Enon.