Obituary of Tony Allen Bates ~ 2008
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Tony Allen Bates, 46, of Newland died Friday December 26, 2008 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. He was born in Mitchell County to Earl Boyd Bates and the late Norma Watson Bates. He was self-employed as an insulation installer.
Services were held Tuesday December 30, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Mark Hollifield officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Burial was in the Ashford Community Cemetery. Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion will be assisting the family.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday January 7, 2008 Volume 15 # 1