“So we continue to preach Christ to each person,

using all wisdom to warn and to teach everyone,

in order to bring each one into God’s presence as a mature person in Christ.”

~Colossians 1:28 NCV~


Pray for Daryl Carruth of Greensburg as he enters OLOL for heart tests/procedures today.  He and his family would be most appreciative of your prayers.


Hugh Christopher Bates
(October 1, 1930 – January 1, 2013)

Hugh Christopher Bates, 82 years old, born on October 1, 1930, passed away January 1, 2013 at North Oaks Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Amelia Ruth Terry Bates; 2 daughters, Mary Margaret Bates Kundler and husband, Kenny and Aimee Jane Bates Blades and husband, Tyrone, all of Kentwood; Four grandchildren, Kristen Kundler, Kody Kundler, Hailey Milton, and Molly Blades; 2 sisters, Sylvia Stielper and husband, Rick, and Barbara Hall and husband, Billy; one brother, Arthur Odessa Bates; 3 brothers-in-law, Joe B. Terry and wife, Bonnie, Russell Carmical and Terry Rushing; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Willie Jordan and Bertha Jane Bates; one son, Patrick Christopher Bates; two brothers, Donald Ray Bates and Howard Lee Bates; three sisters, Willie Belle Strickland, Avis Carmical and Shirley Rushing; two sisters-in-law, Ann Bates and Joann Whitfield; two brothers-in-law, Rick Keith and Kerry Strickland; one nephew, John Strickland. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Joseph B. Day. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

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Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Anna Lee

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