Lula Wilson Bates

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 31, 2011

July 10, 1926 – Aug. 9, 2011

JENA, La. — Graveside services for Lula Wilson Bates, 85, of Jonesville, who died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, in Huntsville, Ala., will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Jena Cemetery with the Rev. Ralph Webber officiating.

Burial will follow at under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Bates was born July 10, 1926, in Utility, La., the daughter of John and Lorena Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maj. Paul Bates Sr.; her parents; three brothers, Riley, Lopez and Henry S. “Bud” Wilson; and one sister, Aline Schneider.

Survivors include one son, Paul Bates Jr. and wife, Sheila, of Huntsville, Ala.; one daughter, Marilyn Casey and husband, Bart, of Westport, Conn.; one sister, Johnny Ruth Freeman and husband, Robert, of Houston, Texas; one brother, Jimmy Wilson and wife, Elizabeth, of Jonesville; and seven grandchildren.