OBITUARY

Barbara Ruth Bates

June 26, 1935March 12, 2019
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Barbara Ruth Quarles Bates, 83, of East Ridge passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in a local hospital. She was a member of East Lake Baptist Church which merged with East Ridge Baptist Church. Barbara loved to bake and sew and showered her friends and family with gifts she had made. Family was her biggest passion. Barbara was a self-employed Private Duty Nurse having received her LPN from Memorial Hospital. In more recent years, she served as Operations Manager of Home Comforts. She was preceded in death by her brother, Alfred Quarles and her parents, Emmett and Willa Quarles. Her family includes her husband, Jack Bates; five children, Steve and Connee Bates, Linda and Mike Gilley, David and Debbie Bates, Peggy and Jesse Taylor and Willa and Greg Gates; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Terri, Tina, Lee Ann and Emmett. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road with the Rev. Mike Steele officiating. Private burial will follow the service. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12 – 2:30 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home 6623 Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Barbara Ruth Bates

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Louise Buckner Weaver

March 17, 2019

Barbara, so sorry i wasnt able to come say goodbye for now, you have always been an inspiration to me as a young girl. My fondest memories are sitting in your sunday school class and seeing just how much you loved our Savior. You were my favorite of all my teachers, and there were many. It was about a year ago i ran into you and Jack and i so enjoyed visiting with you all. You worked hard your whole life, so rest now in the arms of Jesus and i look forward to seeing you again in heaven. Love you always, Louise (Buckner) Weaver

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