MRS. BARBARA CAMPBELL BATES, age 57, of Hunter Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at her residence following an extended illness. A native of Trion, Georgia,  she was born to the late Paul M. and Bertha Parker Campbell on October 10, 1952. Mrs. Bates was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church, secretary for Black & Meek Milling Company, and was preceded in death by Her husband the late Ed Bates.

Surviving are daughter, Alecia Bates; son, Chance Bates both of Summerville; step children, Randy Bates of Beaver Falls, PA., Debbie Terry of Chatsworth, Kenneth Bates, Jr. of Summerville, Lisa Knoles of Summerville, Marie Jackson of Trion, Becky Brown of Trion, Kay Bates of Trion, Joan Hathcock of Summerville and Mary Kirby of Summerville; sister, Nancy Lang of LaFayette; brothers, William Campbell of Chickamauga, Glenn Campbell of Trion and Harlan Campbell of San Diego, CA.; four very special nieces and a host of special relatives.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 11, at 11am from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Patterson officiating.  Interment in Wesley’s Chapel Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Charles Black, Randle Selman, Joe Reed, Kenneth Moore, Neal Black and B.J. Gamble.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 10, from 6 until 8pm at the funeral home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.