Frances Bates

March 24, 1943March 3, 2017

Frances Nadine Bates, 73, of Oak Hill, passed away Friday March 3, 2017 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. Born on March 24, 1943 at Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Alan and Flossie Settle Treadway. Mrs. Bates was a retired certified nursing assistant. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Bates. Left to share her memory is her daughters, Kim M. Hayes of Boise, ID and Cheryl Bates of Oak Hill; and her dog Frankie. A gathering will be held from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville. In keeping with her wishes, she will be cremated. For those wishing to express your condolences to the Bates family, you may do so by visiting our website at The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.


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Kay Perkins

March 7, 2017

Cheryl, I am so sorry about your mom. Please remember the soul never dies as it is always in your heart. The memories never go away.Peace be in your heart.Love you

Leo Burks

March 6, 2017

So sorry for your loss, Cheryl. Your Mom will never leave you. She is, and always will be, a part of you. Please accept my sympathy and condolences.

Kenny Young

March 6, 2017

The spirit never dies. You are a part of her and she is a part of you. She is everywhere you go. May you find great comfort and the deepest peace.

William Jones

March 5, 2017

Never had the privilege of meeting you ,but you must have been an amazing lady. To have raised such an amazing daughter in Cheryl. Much love and prayers out to your family.