MAVIS EDWARDS BATES, 73, Oneonta, died June 19, 2016, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Husband Harvel Ray Bates predeceased her, as did parents George Verbon and Pearl Edith Edwards, sister Eudean Leach, and brothers Jerry Edwards and Conrad Edwards.
Surviving are son Harvel Ray Bates III, Blountsville; daughters Leona Isbell, Oneonta, Elizabeth Bates, Blountsville; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Kyle Isbell, Kody Hathcock, Kaylah Bates, Skyler Bates, Jenny Moore, Chelsey Moore, Samantha Bates; siblings Rayburn Edwards, Ashville, Garland Edwards, Susan Moore, Brenda Edwards, Millbrook.
Micheal Yopp officiated the 1 p.m. service held June 22, at The Chapel of Snead Funeral Home. Burial was at Blount Memory Gardens with Kyle Isbell, Gary Johnson, Ken Caldwell, Darren Hathcock, Drew Gibbs, Skyler Bates, Heath Hathcock, and Lee Hathcock serving as pallbearers.