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Alma T. Bates

June 30, 1952 — May 16, 2023

Alma T. Bates, age 70, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at her residence in Forest, MS. Visitation will be held on Friday, May, 19, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 19, 2023, from 9:00 AM until 9:50 AM at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS. Services will take place in our Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 AM. Burial will take place at Antioch-Steele Cemetery in Forest, MS. Pastor Jerry Farr will officiate under the direction of Wolf Funeral Services.
Alma was born to Van Horn Townsend and Lener Vista Townsend on June 30, 1952, in Philadelphia, MS. She was a lifelong resident of Forest, MS. Alma attended Gasque Chapel United Methodist Church in Smith County, MS.
Alma was preceded in death by her husband, George Bates, Jr.; parents, Van and Vista Townsend; four brothers, David, Randolph, Jack and Tommie Joe Townsend.
She is survived by her two daughters, Arlene Monk of Forest, MS and Cynthia Wicker of Pulaski, MS; two brothers, Edward Townsend of Ethel, MS and Elija Townsend of Forest, MS; five grandchildren, Nicholas Monk, Jr., Marty Monk, Lance Wicker, William Wicker, Jr. and Brentley Wicker and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Larry Bates, Tommy Bates, Morgan Fortenberry, Michael Runnels, William Wicker and Lance Wicker.
Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Atkins and Jason Richardson.
We welcome you to provide your thoughts and memories on our memory wall at www.wolffuneralservices.com .
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, May 19, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Wolf Funeral Services

3054 US-80, Morton, MS 39117

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Second Visitation

Saturday, May 20, 2023

9:00 - 9:45 am (Central time)

Wolf Funeral Services

3054 US-80, Morton, MS 39117

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Service

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Wolf Funeral Services

3054 US-80, Morton, MS 39117

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Interment

Antioch-Steele Cemetery

Edwards Rd, MS 39074

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