Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean Bates, age 75, will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in the chapel of Ronk Funeral Home with Jerry Hassell officiating. Interment will follow at Bethesda Cemetery. Mrs. Bates died Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Jackson, Tennessee. She was born March 6, 1938 in Alamo, Tennessee to the late Homer “Bill” and Emma Johnson. Mrs. Bates was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Wayne Bates; brother, Billy Wayne Johnson. Surviving relatives include her husband, Roy Bates; son, Donnie Bates; sister, Rose Evelyn Rice; grandchildren, Brittney Bates and Rachel Bates. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to N.O.A.H., P.O. Box 67, Maury City, TN 38050. Visitation for Mrs. Bates will be held Monday, March 11, 2013 5-8 pm at Ronk Funeral Home.