Ruby Dorris Bates

Mar. 28, 2013 @ 11:38 PM

Ruby Dorris Bates, beloved wife, devoted mother, proud grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at Sevier County Health Care Center in Sevierville on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Martin Bates.

She will be sadly missed by her two sons, George Michael Bates of Gatlinburg and Joe Martin Bates of Sevierville; grandsons, Matthew Bates and wife Crystal, Jon Bates and wife Kelly, both of Nashville; Joe C. Bates of Sevierville. She is also the great-grandmother of six. She was deeply loved by her caregivers and companions.

Funeral services 3 p.m. Saturday at Gober Funeral Home, 1331 Guntersville Road, Arab, Ala., 35016, 256-586-8111. Interment will be in Arab Memorial Cemetery. Local arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.