Lenna Ruth Bates

Mrs. Lenna Ruth Bates, 83, of Athens, Ala., died Oct. 9, 2019, at her residence.


Mrs. Bates was born Dec. 13, 1935, in Limestone County, Ala. She retired from Fafnir Bearing of Pulaski, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Market Street Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by husband Bud Bates; brother Tommy Gatlin; and sisters, Retha Mae Arra, Barbara Adams, Edith Eubanks and Joan Craig.


Visitation is tomorrow (Friday) from 10 a.m.-noon at Spry Funeral Home in Athens, Ala. Funeral services will begin at noon with David Cox officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.


Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Limestone County.


Survivors include daughters, Sherry Townsend and husband Mike of Minor Hill, Sue Griffin and husband Tim, Shelia Clark and friend Paul Clem, all of Athens, Ala.; grandsons, Brad Griffin and wife Brandi, Ryan Griffin and wife Erica, Travis Clark; great-grandchildren, Lexi Griffin, Braxton Griffin, Jasper Griffin, Austin Clark, Emmalyn Colble, Cora Clark, Kimber Clark, Gunter Griffin; and several nieces and nephews.

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