Alpha Meade Bates, age 89, of Prestonsburg, KY, widow of Charles Bates, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Highlands ARH, Prestonsburg, KY. She was born July 21, 1930 in Bevinsville, KY, a daughter of the late Oliver and Connie Hall Meade. She attended the Old Regular Baptist Church and was a former Postal Clerk and Nurse Aide.
She survived by two daughters; Melinda Lyons and Sandra Newsome, both of Prestonsburg, KY, one brother; Henry Meade, Bevinsville, KY, four grandchildren; Nolan Newsome, Amy (William) Conn, Jeremy (Amanda) Lyons and John (Rogetta) Lyons, seven great grandchildren; Emily and Jacob Newsome, Reese and Jayce Conn, Payton, Nicholas and Brooklyn Lyons.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by five brothers; Everett, Hallard, Marion, Tivis and Harold Meade, four sisters; Flora Newman, Callie Gibson, Laura Turner and Ollie Belcher and one grandson; Christopher Newsome.
Funeral service will be conducted Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Little Rock Old Regular Baptist Church, Bevinsville, KY, with the Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY, visitation is from 6 until 9 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Sunday at the church.