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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