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“Bates( and Birt/Grubbs Families),Sorry to hear of Nan's passing and for your precious and irreplaceable loss of life as I know a mother's healing...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Earl Grubbbs - Cranberry Township, PA

“Brenda - I was reading the newspaper when I came across the notice of your mother's passing. Reading the write up, I quickly recognized your name...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Debra Baker - Summerville, SC

“to the family of NanAnita and lucky wish to extend our most sincere condolences. we are deeply sadden on your loss. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: forrest jones - ravenel, SC

“I first met Nan when she began attending Bethany United Methodist in Summerville. She and I were pewmates in Church at the 11:15 services.She joined...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Carolyn English - Summerville, SC


Nan B. Bates, 84, widow of Johnnie F. Bates, Sr. passed away at home after a long illness on September 12, 2020. A private memorial service will be held at J. Henry Stuhr, Northwoods Chapel.

Nan was the former owner and operator of Bates Answering Service for many years. She was a devout Christian and long time member of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Charleston, SC. Later in life Nan resided in Summerville, SC. She loved to travel and made many friends on her trips, but she was also happy to return home to family.

Nan is survived by her daughter, Brenda Bates Bazemore of Savannah, GA; sons, Johnnie F. Bates, Jr. of Jedburg, SC and Michael K. Bates of Summerville, SC; three grandsons: Jonathan E. Bazemore (Cynthia) of Guyton, GA, Brandon E. Bazemore (Michele) of Rincon, GA, Alan F. Bates (Jennifer) of Summerville, SC; and five great granddaughters: Sydney E. Bazemore, Anna G. Bazemore, Peyton R. Bazemore, Katie Bazemore, and Carlie Bazemore all of Savannah, GA.

Nan was the matriarch of the Bates family and was greatly loved. She will be sorely missed.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090.