Emmer Lee " Emily" Bates

Mrs. Emmer" Emily " Lee Bates 84, of 814 Grendel Avenue widow of William Henry Bates entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Hospice Care of the Piedmont.

She was born in Chappells, SC January 21, 1936 a daughter of the late James W. And Bessie Ruff.

She was a member of Pine Pleasant Baptist Church where she was a member of the Senior Choir and a member of the Quarter Century Club., and a member of the Women's Aide Society #12.

She retired from Greenwood Mills Durst Plant after 27 years of service and later was employed with Bower's Rodgers.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a grandson, Rico Settles, Jr. , a close cousin, Lue Helen Boyd

Surviving is her devoted daughter, Roxanne Sanders( Frank Leon); a god daughter, Gwen Pope and god son, Russell A. Davis; two sisters in laws, Esther Bush of Columbia, SC and Rosa Mae Bates of Saluda, SC .

Graveside services will be held 12:30 Friday, October 30, 2020 at Pine Pleasant Baptist Church.

Public viewing will be from 1-6 pm on Thursday

Drop in visitation will be Thursday from 12-3 pm at 307 Smythe Street. The family ask that mask be worn and to follow social distancing guidelines.

Percival Tompkins Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bates family


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