Peggy Joyce Bates
October 17, 1948 -
March 1, 2019

Visitation

March 3, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Service 

March 3, 2019
3:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mrs. Peggy Joyce Bates, age 70, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 3 PM on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Nichols and Rev. Dickey Sebastian officiating. Burial will follow next to her husband, Billy Paul Bates, in Kirkland Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday beginning at 1 PM until time of service at 3 PM.

Mrs. Bates was born on October 17, 1948 in Maury County, TN to the late Robert B. and Ethel V. Scoggins Wales. She worked as a parts washer at Amana Manufacturing and attended Maranatha Baptist Church. Peggy passed away on March 1, 2019.

Survivors include her sons, Anthony Keith (Amy) Posey of Elkmont, AL, Bruce David (Tammy) Posey of Ardmore, AL, and John R. (Krista) Griffin of Fayetteville, TN; step-sons, Russell and Patrick Bates both of Fayetteville, TN; brother, Gilbert Wales of Fayetteville, TN; sisters, Patricia (Mike) Davis of Athens, AL, Debbie (Gary) Barnes of Wetumpka, AL, and Gwen (Frank) Joop; grandchildren, Jessica (Steven) George, Makayla Posey, Dallas (Zac) Williams, and Gregory Griffin; and step-granddaughter, Tamra Bates. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Wales.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maranatha Baptist Church, 187 Old Huntsville Rd, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Bates.

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13 Comments

  1. NANCY WOODS

    I worked with peggy over a period of many years always was a friend and loved people around her praying for the family

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  2. Billy and Donna Miles

    Bobby and Krista, you all are in our Thoughts and Prayers at this trying time. So sorry for your loss, May God be with you and bring you some comfort..

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  3. Judy Brown

    Peggy was sweetheart I enjoyed working with her at Goodman Prayers for the family

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  4. Helen Harris

    So sorry it hear such a sweet lady enjoyed our time working at Goodman to gather my prayers are with her family

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  5. Ed & Gloria Johnson. Cornerstone class

    Praying for your family asking God to wrap his arms around all of you and give you peace. ???

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  6. Betty Lou Dunivan

    I am so glad that I could call Peggy my friend. We always had something to talk about and working with her was a pleasure. May God bless the family with comfort and peace in the days to com. Blessed be!

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  7. Barbara Hargrove

    Peggy was a sweet lady, I enjoyed working with her at Goodman .

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  8. Barbara Hargrove

    Peggy was a sweet lady, I enjoyed working with her at Goodma.

    Reply
  9. Judy Simmons

    Praying for the family because I am sure they are going to miss this sweet Lady!

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  10. Ricky Morrow

    I thought the world of Peggy. We worked together for a long time in the press dept. at Amana no one worked harder than she did. I couldn’t have asked for a better co-worker and friend.

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  11. Debbie Morris

    Peggy was one of the sweetest ladies I have known. She had the biggest heart. I am so honored to have had her as a friend. Loved her. Praying for the family.

    Reply
  12. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come!!! Peggy was a Beautiful Lady inside and out!!

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  13. Judy Holt

    Praying for the family

    Reply

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13 Comments

  1. NANCY WOODS

    I worked with peggy over a period of many years always was a friend and loved people around her praying for the family

    Reply
  2. Billy and Donna Miles

    Bobby and Krista, you all are in our Thoughts and Prayers at this trying time. So sorry for your loss, May God be with you and bring you some comfort..

    Reply
  3. Judy Brown

    Peggy was sweetheart I enjoyed working with her at Goodman Prayers for the family

    Reply
  4. Helen Harris

    So sorry it hear such a sweet lady enjoyed our time working at Goodman to gather my prayers are with her family

    Reply
  5. Ed & Gloria Johnson. Cornerstone class

    Praying for your family asking God to wrap his arms around all of you and give you peace. ???

    Reply
  6. Betty Lou Dunivan

    I am so glad that I could call Peggy my friend. We always had something to talk about and working with her was a pleasure. May God bless the family with comfort and peace in the days to com. Blessed be!

    Reply
  7. Barbara Hargrove

    Peggy was a sweet lady, I enjoyed working with her at Goodman .

    Reply
  8. Barbara Hargrove

    Peggy was a sweet lady, I enjoyed working with her at Goodma.

    Reply
  9. Judy Simmons

    Praying for the family because I am sure they are going to miss this sweet Lady!

    Reply
  10. Ricky Morrow

    I thought the world of Peggy. We worked together for a long time in the press dept. at Amana no one worked harder than she did. I couldn’t have asked for a better co-worker and friend.

    Reply
  11. Debbie Morris

    Peggy was one of the sweetest ladies I have known. She had the biggest heart. I am so honored to have had her as a friend. Loved her. Praying for the family.

    Reply
  12. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come!!! Peggy was a Beautiful Lady inside and out!!

    Reply
  13. Judy Holt

    Praying for the family

    Reply

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