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Ethel Marie (Tipton) Bates

January 31, 1948 ~ January 27, 2021 (age 72)

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Mrs. Marie Bates, age 72 of Lancing, passed away Wednesday January 27, 2021 at Cumberland Medical Center in  Crossville.


She is preceded in death by her husband: Johnny L. “Sonny” Bates.

Her son: Ray Graham.

And her brother: Ray Tipton.


She is survived by two granddaughters: Casey Brooke Hill and her husband Josh Shepherd, and Ashton Brooke Bates.

Two grandsons: Thomas and Dakota Clevenger.

Three great grandchildren: Jordan and Paisley Shepherd, and Landon King.

Her daughter-in-law: Teresa Graham.

One stepdaughter and son-in-law: Tracy and Thomas Clevenger.

One stepson and daughter-in-law: Toby John and Rhonda Bates.

And her special friend and companion: Johnny McClain.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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