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M. B. Bates

August 31, 1937 ~ September 2, 2021 (age 84)

Obituary

M. B. Bates, 84, of Spartanburg, SC passed away on September 2, 2021, at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  A native of Spartanburg, SC, he was the husband of Fannie M. Tillotson Bates and the son of the late William Davenport and Clara Bates.

He attended the public schools of Spartanburg County and was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church.  He retired from the staff of First Presbyterian Church after thirty years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Bates. 

He leaves precious memories to his wife, Fannie Bates of the home; one son, Mark Bates of Spartanburg, SC; one daughter, Sherry Williams (Roy) of Moore, SC; four grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are with Community Mortuary, Inc., 102 Marion Avenue, Spartanburg, SC.

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Services

Public Viewing at Mortuary
Monday
September 6, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Community Mortuary, Spartanburg
102 Marion Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Public Viewing at Mortuary
Tuesday
September 7, 2021

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Community Mortuary, Spartanburg
102 Marion Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Graveside Service
Tuesday
September 7, 2021

3:00 PM
Heritage Memorial Gardens
3901 S Church Street Extension
Roebuck, SC 29376

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