Emogene DeLoach Bates, Class of 1952

Jean Bates

Emogene (Jean) Bates age 88, of Knoxville, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at The Point at Life Spring. She was a member of Smithwood Baptist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. Jean was also a member of O.E.S. Chapter # 96, the American Nurses Association and the Tennessee Nurses Association. She was a graduate of Knoxville General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1952.

Preceded in death by husband of 62 years, James H. Bates.

Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Randy Everts of Corryton; sons and daughters-in-law, J. Kent and Donna Bates and Bryan J. and Jeannie Bates, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Brittni Bates, James Everts and wife Alex, Matthew Everts and wife Rachel; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Jerry John, Georgie and Patrick Hollifield; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Patti DeLoach; sister-in-law, Nell Brooks; special cousins, Patsy Greene and Cyrus McQueen; several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary. Family and friends will meet 2:45 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 3:00 p.m. graveside service and interment with Dr. C. Glen Sullivan officiating. Serving the family, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway.


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