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Willie Bates

Mr. Willie J. Bates of Tuscaloosa, formerly of Newbern, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. at the Reynolds Chapel Church in Hale County, with the Rev. Roger Melton officiating. Burial will follow in the Bates family cemetery. The body will lie in state from 1 p.m. to the time of the service. A public viewing will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, from noon to 6 p.m. Agnew Funeral Home of Greesnboro is directing the services.