Betty Lynn Brooks Bates, 75, of 152 Rebel Road, Carthage, died on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Pinehurst Health & Rehab Center.
A celebration of life was held Monday, Sept. 17, at Cox Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. She was buried beside her husband, Murray Quinn Bates and son Richard “Ricky” Bates in Arlington National Cemetery.
Bates was born on Aug. 5, 1937, in Detroit, Mich., to Elmer Brooks and Tiny Frost Brooks Sr. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.
She is survived by one daughter, Kristine “Kris” Driggers of Cameron; one son, Murray James Bates of McClellanville, S.C.; three brothers, Elmer Brooks, Jr. of Fla., David Brooks and wife Eli of Marquette, Mich., Donald Brooks of Corpus Christi, Texas; four grandchildren, and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Tiny Frost Brooks, Sr., her husband, Murray Quinn Bates; one son, Richard “Ricky”Bates.
Condolences may be sent to www.coxmemorialfuneralhome.com.
The family has entrusted services to Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory of Vass.