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Bishop Morris H. Bates

November 15, 1950 ~ February 27, 2018 (age 67)
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Graveside Funeral service and entombment  for Bishop Morris H. Bates, 67, will be Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Headland, Alabama with Peck Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home. 

Mr. Bates died on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at his residence.  He was born November 15, 1950, in Texas to Morris Henry Bates and Gracie Ola Melvin-Sutton Bates.  He was a pastor for 42 years in the Church of God of Prophecy from which he retired on August 1st of 2017. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving in Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Survivors include:
his Wife of 47 years:
Linda G. Bates

Two Sons:
Morris H. Bates, III and 
Chris Bates (Jamie)

One Brother:
Ron Bates

Kaleb, Jonah and Avalyn and "one due in April"

Peck Funeral Home                   
1600 Hwy 31 SW
P.O. Box 427
Hartselle, AL  35640
256.773.2543 (Fax)

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