Obituary and funeral arrangements: Frances McGuffey Bates, 90, of Monroe

Frances McGuffey Bates, age 90, of Monroe, passed away on February 10, 2017. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM Monday February 13, 2017 in the Monroe Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Christian Church Cemetery.
She was born on December 2, 1926 to Rachel Conner McGuffey and Walter L. McGuffey, Sr. Frances attended Alcovy Mountain Baptist Church and Mt. Vernon Christian Church for many years. She was retired from Carwood Mfg. Company. Upon retirement she volunteered at FISH for many years, was a regular at the Senior Citizens Center and was a talented seamstress having sewn and performed alterations for a number of people in the area. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Garland, Sister Joann Whitley and Brother John W. McGuffey and she is survived by Daughters: Regina Bates Adcock (Wayne) and Margarette Bates Kitchens (Chris) of Monroe, Sons: Freddie Bates of Comer and Doyle Bates of Bishop, Brother: Walter L. “Buck” McGuffey (Mary) of Monroe, 7 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandchildren, Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
The family will receive friends from 1 – 5 PM on Sunday February 12, 2017 at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 209 South Hammond Drive, Monroe, GA 30655. 770-267-2594. Please sign the online guest registry at


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