Emma Elizabeth Bates, of Kennett, daughter of the late Emmett Loyal and Ethel Lena Smith, was born March 28, 1954, in Deering, Mo., and departed this life Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at the age of 57 years and three months.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Icenogle, Jewell Brown and Barbara Kennedy, and three brothers, Billy Wayne, Eddie Dean and Ronnie Dale Smith.
Survivors include two daughters, Scarlet Hayden and Michelle Hutchinson and husband, Billy, all of Lakeland, Fla.; two granddaughters, Emily Dorden, of Tifton, Ga., and Hannah Hutchinson, of Lakeland; two grandsons, Trevor McCue and Ryan Hinshaw, both of Lakeland; two sisters, Susie Whitaker and husband, Glen and Lois Stokenbury, all of Lakeland; a special niece, Marilyn Rouse and husband, Ted; a nephew, Terry Smith, and many other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, in the Gregory Cemetery with Bro. Dale Rickman officiating.