Mrs. Alice Faye Bates, age 73, of Canton, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017.
Mrs. Bates was born on October 6, 1943 in Rome, Georgia, daughter of the late William Harrison Fowler and the late Reba Rackley Fowler. Alice Faye was a loving mother and grandmother and committed her life to caring for her family. She was raised and lived in the Rome area most of her life and spent the last 16 years living in both the Atlanta area and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida to spend time with her kids and grandkids. She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Robert Gary Bates, and by a sister, Doris Fowler Clovis.
Survivors include two daughters, Becky Bates, Canton and Angie Bates Chambers, and her husband, Curtis, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; 2 grandchildren, Hannah Ussery and Evan Chambers, both of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; numerous nieces, nephews and first cousins also survive, whom she dearly loved.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with Chaplain Terry Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel. At other hours, they may be contacted at their respective residences.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.