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