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Lenna Ruth Bates, age 83 of Athens died Wednesda, 10-9-19 at her residence.

Mrs. Bates was born December 13, 1935 in Limestone County, retired from Fafnir Bearing of Pulaski, Tennessee, and a homemaker. Mrs. Bates was a member of Market Street church of Christ.

Services will be 12 Noon Friday in the chapel of Spry Funeral Home with David Cox officiating, visitation will be Friday from 10 am until service at the funeral home. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Travis Clark, Brad Griffin, Ryan Griffin, Austin Clark, Braxton Griffin, Jasper Griffin, and Paul Adams. Honorary pallbearers will be Shorty Bates, Paul Clem, and Ronald Gatlin.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Limestone County.

Survivors, Daughters, Sherry (Mike) Townsend of Minor Hill, Tennessee. Sue (Tim) Griffin of Athens. Shelia Clark and Friend, Paul Clem of Athens.  Grandsons, Brad (Brandi) Griffin. Ryan (Erica) Griffin. Travis Clark. Great Grandchildren, Lexi Griffin, Braxton Griffin, Jasper Griffin, Austin Clark, Emmalyn Colble, Cora Clark, Kimber Clark, and Gunter Griffin. Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by, Husband, Bud Bates. Brother, Tommy Gatlin. Sisters, Retha Mae Arra. Barbara Adams, Edith Eubanks, and Joan Craig.

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Amberly Hasting
2019-11-24 12:59:19
I want to send my condolences to this family! I pray for family! Amazing people and would do anything for anyone! Him and his wife were so precious!
I could go on and on talking about all the good in Joe!
If you Know Joe or the family you all know this is true! I admired their love for each other!
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