- Cullman, Alabama

January 24, 2013

James Wesley Bates

Cullman Funeral Home

CULLMAN — James Wesley Bates

Funeral services for James Wesley Bates, 75, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Rick Luman officiating, with interment in Sardis No. 2 Cemetery in Winston County.

Cullman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bates passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was born July 21, 1937, to Reuben Samuel and Vera Hayes Bates.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Paulette Ellenburg Bates; and four brothers, R.B. Bates, Billy Bates, David Chester Bates and Cecil Bates.

Survivors include his daughter, Teresa Bates (Randy) Love of Hayden; two brothers, Sam (Charlotte) Bates and Edward (Gail) Bates, both of Cullman; a sister, Evelyn Bagwell of Cullman; a grandson, Matthew Love; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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