Vernell “Nell” Bates

1931 – 2013

obit-Vernell-BatesVernell “Nell” Bates, 81, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

Services were held Friday, Aug. 16 at The Azle Church of Christ under the direction of White’s Azle Funeral Home. Interment was in Azleland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Azle Church of Christ.

Nell was born Aug. 15, 1931, in Fluvanna to the late Morris and Docia Huling. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, attending her last years at the Azle Church of Christ. She loved working in her yard, gardening, fishing, quilting and playing dominoes. She enjoyed cooking and hosting friends and family in her home. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her beautiful smile and generous heart.

Nell was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Bates in 2009; eight brothers and sisters; and grandson, Clayton King.

Survivors include her son, Dwain Bates and wife, Kim of Azle; daughters, Lana Willingham and Kathy Cleveland and husband, Dale all of Azle; grandchildren, Malissa Hermann, Angela Pitts, Lance Bates, Jason Bates, Jarrod Cleveland, Chris Willingham and Colton

Cleveland; ten great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loving family and friends.

The Azle News,
Aug. 21, 2013 Edition