OBITUARY

Linda W Bates

October 20, 1934April 5, 2018

Linda M. Bates, 83, of North Little Rock, died April 5, 2018. Born October 20, 1934 in Lonoke County, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Clarence and Pauline Phillips. Linda will be loved, missed, and cherished, known better as “Ganmoo”.

Preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Chester Bates; parents (Clarence and Pauline), and biological father (Leabert Wilson) whom passed when Linda was 9 months old; daughter, Annette Bates; two sisters, Alice Tarantino and Betty Jo Foster. Linda is survived by her daughter, Deborah Goodnight of Scott, Arkansas; two sons, Gene Bates of Scott and Phillip Bates of North Little Rock; two sisters, Francis Frazier of Illinois, and Elza McClannahan of Arkansas; one brother, Jim Ed Phillips of New Jersey; grandchildren, Brad (Shelley), Lea, Jessica (Todd), Jeff, Misty, Heather, Katelyn, and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Kaebra, Macey, Seth, Camron, Madison, Rylie, Cheyenne, Kayleigh and Tucker.

Memorial services will be at 10:00am, Monday, April 9, 2018 at Rose City Church of the Nazarene, 4611 Lynch Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72117. Pastor Gary Wayne Dycus officiating, entombment will be privately held with immediate family. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. www.griffinleggettresthills.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, April 9, 2018
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Gary and Melody Dycus

April 9, 2018

Every time we think of Linda, it’s with a smile on our face and in our hearts! We loved Linda - and you, her family, like we were part of the family.
We hope you find peace and comfort knowing how much she loved you all. Linda was a beautiful person, inside and outside! She was a faithful friend and we will certainly miss her.
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers! We love you!
Gary and Melody Dycus

Derenda Hill

April 9, 2018

I am sorry to hear about your Mama passing away. My prayers are with you all as you go thru the service and the days to come. What a woman she was as she kept all of us in line no matter where we were. I know your daddy and Annette was waiting on her and met her with open arms.

Travis Givens

April 9, 2018

Debbie sorry to hear about the lost of your Mother heart felt prayers for you and your family
Travis Givens and Deanna Givens Covington

Travis Givens

April 9, 2018

Debbie sorry to hear about the lost of your Mother heart felt prayers for you and your family
Travis Givens and Deanna Givens Covington

norman clifton

April 8, 2018

Debbie, Gene , Phil and family
Sorry to read about your mom, Our families go a long way back together. Lots of memories of Linda and Chester and of "you kids", growing up as well.
Our prayers and condolences are with you at this time in your loss.

Norman and Shirley Clifton

FROM THE FAMILY