Sept. 23, 1936 – Oct. 1, 2022
Clyde B. Bates, 86, died Oct. 1, 2022, at his residence. Services were set for Oct. 4, 2022, at Hartman Jones Funeral Home in McComb, burial in Hollywood cemetery.
Bates was born Sept. 23, 1936, in Jayess to the late Charlie Bates and Bertha Bowlin Bates. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Clyde graduated from Salem High School in 1955. After graduation he married Georgia Faye Martin.
He joined the U.S. Air Force to serve his country soon after the wedding, while in the Air Force they welcomed a baby boy, Mike, to the family; soon after returning home they welcomed a daughter, Beverly.
Clyde and Faye worked in the upholstery business and opened their own mattress and upholstery business in McComb for over 30 years. Upon retiring, they made Farmerville, LA, their home, where they resided for nine years.
In 2012, after 57 years of marriage, Faye died. Bates moved to Tylertown in 2015 and married Louise M. Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Faye; his son Mike Bates; his brothers W.C. Bates, Robert Bates, James Bates, Hubert Bates, Willie Bates and Aubrey Bates; his sisters Audrey Ferguson, Doris Perry, Mattie Boyd and Ruby Bates.
He is survived by his wife Louise M. Johnson Bates; his daughter Beverly Eymard (Mike); daughter-in-law Kim Bates; his sister Mary Harvey (Jerry); sister-in-law Louise Bates; grandchildren Chasity Albritton (Michael), Lacie Eymard (Raimy), Casie Parker (Daniel), Josh Greer (Dana), Brandie Matherne (Jody), Amber Saterfiel (Logan), Courtney Antil (Brady), Laynie Roan (Josh), Christen Forrest (Joey); 20 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Michael Albritton, Raimy Eymard, Daniel Parker, Josh Greer, Logan Saterfiel, Jody Matherne, Brady Antil, Josh Roan, Tyler Albritton.
Honorary pallbearers were his great grandsons.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Assn. in honor of Abigail Saterfiel, his great granddaughter, who is living with diabetes.
Hartman-Jones Funeral Home in McComb was in charge of the arrangements.