Obituaries for Aug. 19, 2010

Myra Burnett Bates
Services for Mrs. Bates will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 at Bond Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Groover and Bro. John Brown officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be noon-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bates, 92, of Mt. Juliet, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. She was a member of Center Chapel Church of Christ. She was a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and Cumberland University and retired from United Insurance Company.
She was preceded in death by parents, P.T. and Mattie Peach Burnett; husband of 59 years, Verner Bates; and sister, Eleanor Baird.
Survivors include: nieces, Myra Simms and Austelle Smartt; nephews, Walter "Butch," Grayson "Pete" Heckman and Tim Meadows; sister-in-law, Virginia Bates (Garland) Meadows; several great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews; numerous friends; and caregivers, Dorothy Carter, Florence Fulgham, Lisa Harris and Deborah Johnson.
Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Center Chapel Tuesday Ladies Bible Class.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Mt. Juliet High School Lady Bears basketball program.

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