Turone F. ‘Fritz’ Bates

Published 6:00 am Monday, November 24, 2008

Services for Turone F. “Fritz” Bates, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Tuesday, Nov. 25, at St. James M.B. Church with burial in HillcrestCemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Monday from noon until 7 p.m. at R.E. TylerFuneral Home.

Mr. Bates, 44, died Nov. 18, 2008, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter in Brookhaven. He was born in Brookhaven on Nov. 18, 1964,to Leroy Bates and Lucille Bates.

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He was a 1982 graduate of Brookhaven High School and attendedCopiah-Lincoln Community College. Mr. Bates was a formerfirefighter for the City of Brookhaven. He was also employed for anumber of years with the Nissan plant in Canton. He was a member ofSt. Mark M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were a sister, Deborah; and his brothers,Willie and Jules.

Survivors are his parents; his wife, Jackie Jones Bates, ofBrookhaven; a son, T.J. Bates, of Brookhaven; his daughters, AngelBates, Jamakia Henderson, and Shaniece Newton, all of Brookhaven;his brothers, Paul, of Hazlehurst, Terry, Moses, Darryl and Ellary,all of Brookhaven, Jerry, of Crystal Springs, and Robert, ofMadison; his sisters, Annie Bates, of Calif., Evelyn Rawls, ofBrookhaven, Beverly Smith, of Jackson, Sharon Smith, of UnionChurch, and Bessie Evans, of Brookhaven.