• 68°
Hartselle Enquirer

Earsie Howell Bates

By Staff
April 17, 2005
Funeral for Earsie Howell Bates, 75, of Falkville was Tuesday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Kelly and Gary Miller officiating.
Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery.
Mr. Bates died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at his residence. He was born June 26, 1929, in Morgan County to John "Burnner" Bates and Audie "Texie" Bates. He was a member of the Ebenezer Freewill Baptist Church. He was founder of the Ebenezer Fire Department and served 18 years as Fire Chief. He was also the founder of Ebenezer Community Watch and a dispatcher for 37 years. He was an honorary Deputy of Morgan County Sheriff's Department for 38 years. Mr. Bates was preceded in death by one daughter, Wanda Kay Bates; two brothers, Clyde J. Bates and Nukie Bates; and one sister, Magaline Bates.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta Taylor Bates of Falkville; two daughters, Jeannie Jacobs and Joyce Griffin and husband Junior, all of Falkville; three brothers, Hubert L. Bates and wife Maxine, of Shalimar, Fla., Larry J. Bates and wife Jenell, of Hartselle, and James R. Bates and wife Marie, of Decatur; nine grandchildren, Jamie Emerson and wife Amanda, of Bogart, Ga., Jennifer Jacobs, Justin Jacobs, and Junior Kritner and wife Amy, all of Falkville, Mary Burrell and husband Glenn of Mount Airy, Ga., Kay Denton and husband Tommy, and Connie Tidwell, all of Tocca, Ga., Nancy Kritner of Wetumpka, and Kelly Tidwell, of Tullahoma, Tenn.,; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives, friends and neighbors.
Pallbearers were Jamie Emerson, Junior Kritner, Justin Jacobs, Danny Speakman, John Bates and Junior Bates.
Honorary pallbearers were the Ebenezer Fire Department.

Hartselle

Hartselle High School announces Homecoming court  

At a Glance

ALDOT to pave on I-65N at Lacon and Priceville

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Rising to the challenge: Hartselle students send high-altitude balloon into stratosphere  

Morgan County

Morgan County Schools to spend some reserves on capital projects  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Depot Days draws crowd despite rainy day 

Danville

Dads on Duty: Danville Neel Elementary School fathers step up for carline patrol  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Fall into fun at Hidden Rivers Farm in Hartselle 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Three Hartselle students named National Merit Semifinalists 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle’s Tiger Launch Program honored with AlabamaWorks! Innovator Award

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle Intermediate celebrates 10 years of success

Decatur

Morgan County grand jury indicts 9 for first-degree theft, including murder defendant 

At a Glance

Local DAR chapter celebrates Constitution Week

Hartselle

Hartselle High School Engineering Academy seeks student sponsors

Hartselle

Depot Days returns Saturday

Decatur

Morgan EMA receives grant for weather radios

At a Glance

Silent auction benefitting Hartselle families to be held Saturday

Falkville

100 vendors to participate in Falkville Fall Festival  

Hartselle

Support locally grown in Morgan County with Sweet Grown Alabama

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

8th annual 9/11 vigil to be held at Hartselle Tabernacle

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Local author holds book signing  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Randolph aims to grow FFA at Hartselle High  

Falkville

Falkville High School celebrates 100 years 

Hartselle

Field of dreams: Hartselle native co-captain of the University of Alabama Crimsonettes

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Art scholarships available for area seniors  

x