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Jerry Lynn Bates

Jerry Lynn Bates, Okmulgee resident, passed away Wednesday night, January 9, 2003 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was 66 years of age. Mr. Bates was born in Okmulgee on January 28, 1936 to Edgar Lynn and Katie Mae (Mayes) Bates. He was a plumber, a member of the VFW Post 1189 and the Elk’s Lodge 1822. His parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include three daughters Susan Hord of Kellyville, Sevena Prapher of Tulsa, and Jerri Lynn Welsh of Fayetteville, AR, five sons Russell Blaylock, Jay Blaylock both of Hominy, Joey Blaylock of Mannford, Michael of Tulsa, and James Robert Bates of Greensburgh, PA, two brothers Jim Bates, Okmulgee and Gordon Bates of Tulsa, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Memorial services will be held at the McClendon-Winters Chapel in Okmulgee at 10:30 on Saturday, January 18, 2003.