BATES, George Lucas, age 90, George was born July 20, 1921 in Temperance Hall, TN. He joined the Army in 1940 at the age of 19. While enlisted he fell in love and married U.S. Army Registered Nurse Alianore Janet Lucille Long. Together they opened and ran Bates' Jewelry in Donelson for 31 years. They were married 57 years and will now be forever together in love. Proceeded in death by his loving wife. Survived by his children; Darlene and Dale, his grandchildren; Lysa, Tammy, Ryan and Steven, his five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He loved 'better than a hog loved slop'.
A Funeral service will be held 2 pm Sunday, August 14, 2011 at the Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home with Chaplin Charles Shannon officiating. Visitation with the family will be 4 pm until 8 pm Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home and 2 hours prior to the service on Sunday. Condolences may be sent to hibbetthaileyfh.com HIBBETT & HAILEY FUNERAL HOME 429 DONELSON PIKE, NASHVILLE, TN 37214. 615-883-2361