Doris Elizabeth Bates Mitchum, 78, of Summerville, widower of Joseph Charles Riley Bates died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at the Hospice Center of Charleston, Mount Pleasant.
Funeral service will be held Friday, July 23, 2010 at 2 o’clock at Bethany United Methodist Church Spell Chapel, Summerville. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park, North Charleston. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of Charleston, 3870 Leeds Avenue, Suite 101, North Charleston, SC 29405 or American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29401. Doris was born July 6, 1932 in Arcadia, South Carolina, daughter of the late Rouie W. Pascoe and Gladys Robison Pascoe. She attended schools of Spartanburg County. She enjoyed shopping, reading, flowers and playing bingo with her friends. She is survived by her 3 daughters and 3 sons: Cheryl Winston (Robert) of Summerville, Joseph Scott Allen Bates (Mary) of Spartanburg, Terry Lee Bates of Goose Creek, Donna Miles of Lyman, South Carolina, Julie Schueler (Brian) of Summerville and Sean Christopher Bates (Beverley) of North Charleston, 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 brothers and 1 sister: Ronnie Joe Pascoe of Escondido, California, William Martin Pascoe and Ruth Scarbro both of Spartanburg.