Virginia Ann (Hetzel) Bates

October 7, 1930 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 89)


Virginia Ann Bates, 89, of Fayetteville passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

She was a loving mother, devoted wife, sweetheart and  good friend.

Mrs. Bates was born October 7, 1930 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to the late Eugene Hetzel and Felia Lueck Hetzel. She was a longtime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

A private graveside service will be held.

Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Ed Bates; son, Bill Bates and wife Andrea of Badin Lake; siblings, Patricia Galica, Lucille Lopez, Eugene Hetzel, Jr., Joseph Hetzel and wife Beverly, Margie Horton and husband Roger; grandchildren, Brennie Conkle and husband Brandon and Mallory Bates; great grandsons, Jackson Conkle and Austin Conkle.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Funeral arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, N.C. 28301

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Alzheimer's Foundation of America
322 Eighth Ave., 7th floor, New York NY 10001
Tel: 1-866-232-8484

St. Patrick Catholic Church
2844 Village Dr., Fayetteville NC 28304
Tel: 1-910-323-2410

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