|August 15, 2020 From 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm|
|August 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm|
|Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home|
|Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Oxford, GA|
|Loretta Foley Bates was a carrier of many names...some called her Loretta, some called her Mom, some called her Granny, some called her Maw, and some called her Nana. She was born Oct 21, 1935 to the late Earl and Virginia Foley in Clinton, TN. She grew up on Foley Hill, which she was always fond of and held close to her heart. In 1952 she met and married the love of her life Herman Bates. They had 43 good years together. She loved their family very much! She was a caregiver to all in good and bad times.|
Mrs. Bates was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Bates, children Twin infant boys Earl and Beryl Bates, Herman "Buddy" Bates and Randy Bates.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter Sherry (Charles) Day of Monroe, sons and daughters in law Andy (Annson) Bates and Jody and (Elisabeth) Bates of Oxford and daughter in law Janet Bates of Monroe. Siblings Earl "Skipper" (Glenda)Foley and Doretta (Don) Polk, grandchildren Jerry Day, Joni Day, Matt(Gennie) Bates, Michael Bates, Brant Canup, Dylan Bates, Walker Bates, and Lucas Bates. Great grandchildren Erin Day, Austin Day, Jordyn Bates and Madelyn Bates and Great Great Grandchild Xander McGhee.
Arrangements for Mrs. Bates are as follows: visitation will be August 15, 2020 at Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe, GA from 3-6 pm. Funeral service will be held at Meadows Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 16,2020. Interment will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery-657 Mt. Zion Road Oxford. GA