Charles Bates

January 14, 1930April 17, 2012

Funeral service for Charles “Bull” Bates 82 are set for 2:00 P.M. Thursday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with Bro. Doc Shelton and Bro. Benji Massey officiating. Burial will follow in the Tippah Shiloh Methodist Cemetery.

Mr. Bates died April 17, 2012 at his residence. He was a retired farmer and former produce salesman here in Corinth for several years. An avid outdoorsman.

Preceded in death by his parents Jim Bates and Lillie Mae Tolinson Bates, son Charles Bates Jr. Brother Tommy Lee Bates, Sister Frances Bates

Survived by his sons Michael, Johnny and Jimmy Bates, daughters Mary Elizabeth Malonec Red Bay, Al. and Evelyn Adams of Ar., loving long time campanion` Virginia Bates, brothers Edd Bates of Caraway Ar. Travis Bates of Ripley, MS. Milton Bates of Michie, TN. Sisters Florabell Michaels of Ripley, MS. Mary Ann Banton of Caraway, Ar., Lottie Russian of Savannah, TN. Louise Carter of Ar. Several grandchildren and host of family and friends.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 19, 2012

Charles Bates

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Evelyn Pittman

April 26, 2012

Daer Father this is your daughter Evelyn i want you to know that i love you and have missed you not being in my life

Gary Smith

April 18, 2012

Mr Bates was a good neighbor of mine and he will be missed. I trimmed his Roses Monday and he came out on the porch to watch me. we talked about 30 minutes afterwards.

Gary G. Smith

From the Staff of McPeters Funeral Directors

April 18, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.