Lindell "Panhandle" Bates, age 80, of Sylacauga, Alabama passed away on Monday March 2, 2020. "Panhandle" was born January 27, 1940 in Haleyville, Alabama to Willie Gilbert Bates and Guy Bates.
"Panhandle" is survived by; daughter Angela Bates of Sylacauga, Alabama; daughter Jamie Bates of Pelham, Alabama; daughter Kelley Bates of Sylacauga, Alabama; and son Jeff Bates (Carol) of Sylacauga, Alabama; sister Margaret "Tootsie" Bailey of Sylacauga, Alabama, brother Jimmy Bates of Sylacauga, Alabama, sister Sandra Cornwell of Atlanta, Georgia, brother Larry Bates of Sylacauga, Alabama and brother Lynn Bates (Genny) of Sylacauga, Alabama; grandchildren Kelsey McDaniel, Tracey Emlich, Tina Emlich, Christy Calkins (Jason), and Matt Emlich (Jennifer), great grandchildren MacKenzie Wilkinson, Caitlyn Emlich, Katie Calkins, Alec VonTheulen, Logan Calkins, Matt Emlich Jr., Jordan Helm, and Brookelyn Emlich, and great great granchild Kynnedi Emlich.
Lindell was preceded in death by; father Guy Bates and mother Willie Gilbert Bates; sister Charlene Bates and brother Kenneth "Ish" Bates.
The visitation for "Panhandle" will be held Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Radney-Smith Funeral Home, 320 North Elm Avenue, Sylacauga, Alabama 35150. The funeral service will occur Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM with the burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
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