OBITUARY: Wilma Frances Vantrease Ferrell Bates


Mrs. Wilma Frances Vantrease Ferrell Bates passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, she was 65 years old.

Mrs. Bates was born in Carthage TN to Ruth Allmon and James Vantrease.

Like so many locals, she worked at Toshiba. She enjoyed drawing, word search puzzles, karaoke, and gospel music. She attended Love’s Way Church.

Mrs. Bates is survived by her husband Roy Bates; daughter: Heather (Dave) Gilliam; step-children: Tina Bates, Tonya Bates, Phillip Bates, and Shane Bates; grandchildren: Angelina Gilliam, Colby Gilliam, Sierra Gilliam, and Sebastian Gilliam; siblings: Debbie (Steve) Tucker, Judy Kennedy, Carrie (Ted) Neff, and Tony Vantrease; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by husband Billy Joe Ferrell and parents Ruth Allmon and James Vantrease.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.


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