Martha A. Bates, of Mexico, Mo., formerly of Alton, Mo., died March 3, 2007, at the age of 72.
She is survived by: three sons, Billy Dean Bates and wife Kay of Auxvasse, Mo., Bobby Gene Bates and wife Jill of Steedman, Mo., and Tim-othy Jo Bates of Mexico, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her husband Tommy Joe Bates; her parents, Walter Ira and Alma Williams Hall; and her sister, Ola Mae Barton.
The funeral services were held on March 10 at the Clary Funeral Home in Alton. Arrangements were under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton, Mo.