Lee Eugene "Buck" Bates

Monday, January 27, 2014

Lee Eugene "Buck" Bates, 73, of Tyronza passed away Jan. 17, 2014. He attended the Church of God in Marked Tree, AR and helped with the family farm for 40 years. He is preceded in death by his son Clarence Ray Bates, Sr.; wife Mary Arlene Shiffer Bates; father Dewey C. Bates; mother Elizabeth Grissom Bates; sisters Bitha Hutto, Edder O'Neil Townsel; brothers, Marion Frank Bates, Jimmy Richard Bates, Raymond Bates, Clyde Paul Bates, Alvin Bates, Dewey Bates, and Ervin Bates. He is survived by two grandchildren, Candace Bates and Clarence Ray Bates, Jr.; four sisters, Geneva Hayse, Mary Sue Cox, Ruth Skimmahorne, Joyce Thompson; and one brother, Junior Darrell Bates. A graveside service was held at Tryonza Cemetery in Tyronza on Jan. 20. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com