Eufaula Light Bates, 78, born November 17, 1929, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday morning, January 29, 2008 at Sunbridge Care Center in Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN.
Other than 8 years in North Carolina, Mrs. Bates had been a lifelong resident of Sullivan Co TN. She made many lifelong friends while working in the Sullivan County School System and as a member of Cassidy United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nat and Josie Light and her sister Margaret Mosley.
Survivors include her husband Billy Bates; daughter, Lisa Tolliver and her husband Mark; brother, J.K. Light and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Thursday, January 31, 2008 from 5 to 7 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m Friday, February 1, 2008 in East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Burlingham officiating.
Graveside services will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Sunbridge and Adventa Hospice Services.
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