Dorothy Arlene Bates

Dorothy Arlene Bates, age 91, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Arlene was born July 20, 1929 in Paris, Texas to Leo and Maudie Miller.

Arlene loved the simple things in life such as spending time with her family, making quilts, and sewing. She was a small town girl who loved to write and publish poetry. Arlene was a very good cook who loved to bake things and also made her own jelly. She loved being outside in her garden as well. Arlene graduated from Quinlan High School and was proud of her 25 year long career as a clerk at Republic National Bank in Dallas, Texas. She was a faithful member of the First Assembly of God Church in Mabank, Texas and loved her Lord and Savior. Arlene loved to travel, she also went on four mission trips to Mexico. Arlene, the giving woman she was, also made sure that several children were able to attend Church Camp.

Arlene is preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Emmitt Elgar Bates, sister Wanda Jacob, and brother Delbert "D.C." Miller.

Those left with cherished memories are her children: Beverly Comer and husband Wallace of Labelle, Florida, Roger Bates and wife Nina of Dallas, Texas, Michael Bates and wife Sonia of Arlington, Texas, and Toni Huggins and husband Paul of Cash, Texas; seven grandchildren: Eric Broome, Heather Hughes, Brian Hair, Chad Bates, Ashley Bates, Graham Cox, and Jonathan Bates; thirteen great-grandchildren; siblings: Joyce Rogers of Wylie, Texas, Bobby Wayne Miller and wife Katie of Thomaston, Georgia, Hazel Daniel of Terrell, Texas, and Gerald Miller and wife Judy of Canton, Texas; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other beloved family, and friends who will miss her dearly.

A visitation for Arlene will be held Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Anderson Clayton Funeral Home, immediately followed by the funeral service at 1:00 PM. A graveside interment will be held at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Quinlan, Texas.

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