Inez Faye Bates

June 5, 1935May 2, 2019

Inez Faye Bates, (83), of Danville, passed away May 2, 2019.

A Graveside Service will be Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12: 00 pm at Roselawn Cemetery with Rev. J. Wayne Penn officiating. Visitation will be Monday one hour prior to the service at Roselawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Mrs. Bates was preceded in death by her husband, Holdridge “ HR ” Bates.

She is survived by her children, Debbie Bates Savory ( John ), Mike Bates ( Rhonda ), Melanie Bates Matthews ( Philip ) and Tim Bates ( Micki ); seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons.


  • Visitation Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, May 6, 2019


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Starla Jackson

May 6, 2019

I will miss you Aunt Inez. You were always so full of life and laughter. I will always remember as a little girl going out with you and uncle Holdridge in your boat. He was driving - very slowly - and you looked over at him and said with that infectious smile of yours, "move over old man, let's show these girls what this boat can do!". That was the thrill of the summer! I will also remember how hard you tried to not have that "southern drawl". You always enunciated your words carefully. Except during my visit in 2001 when you were taking us to see Aunt Margaret and you asked Holdridge if he had "checked the are in the tar" instead of "air in tire". You turned the brightest red and we all laughed till it hurt. Rest in peace sweet lady. Love and prayers to my cousins, Debbie, Mike, Melanie and Tim. May your hearts find peace and comfort knowing your mom is with your dad and in the arms of Jesus.