Jonas Bates

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Services for Jonas Bates, of Picayune, are 1 p.m. Saturday,March 4 at Pilgrim Bounds Baptist Church with burial in thePicayune Cemetery. Baylous Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Bates, 73, died Feb. 24, 2006.

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He was owner and operator of Jonas Concrete Company. He was amember and deacon of Pilgrim Bounds Baptist Church, where he servedon the Pastor’s Aide Committee, past president of the deacons’board. He was a member of the Square Deal Lodge #562 B. He was acity councilman for eight years and on the Personnel Committee.

Survivors are his wife, Palmer Bates, of Picayune; his sons,John Bates, of Jackson, Mac Bell Sr., Charles Bates Jr., CharlesBates Sr., Jonas Bates, Carlos Bogan and Donald Ray Hart, all ofPicayune; his daughters, Jacqulyn McDonald, Peggy Magee and AnnetteDavis, all of Picayune, Teresa Hart, of Toledo, Ohio, Venus Jonesand Marilyn Sue Moore, both of Jackson, Beverly McGilbery, of St.Louis, Mo.; his brothers, Leroy Bates, of Brookhaven, Eugene Bates,of Jackson; his sisters, Joanna Robinson, of Greenwood, GraceBlackwell, Daisy Fairman and Gladys Calhoun, all of Bogue Chitto,and Diane Buie, of Jackson; 45 grandchildren and 33great-grandchildren.