Patricia Ann Bates Smitherman

Published 12:58 pm Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Patricia Ann Bates Smitherman, 66, of Clanton, died Jan. 12 at Prattville Baptist Hospital.

She was born on July 19, 1949, in Chilton County, the daughter of the late Leonard H. Bates Sr. and the late Lois Rhodes Bates.

She was a bookkeeper at Peoples Southern Bank.

Surviving are his son, Kevin “Red Dog” Smitherman of Deatsville; daughter-in-law Brittany Smitherman of Deatsville; granddaughter, Marlee Jordan Smitherman of Deatsville; brothers, Gary W. Bates (Judy) of Satsuma and Buddy Bates (Brenda) of Clanton; nephews, Zack (Traci) Bates of Clanton, Patrick Bates of Clanton and great-niece, Becca Bates of Clanton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Smitherman.

Friends will be received from noon until 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at Glad Tidings Church of God.

A graveside service will be held Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. at Glad Tidings Cemetery with the Rev. Glenn Bonds and Bro. Tony Smitherman officiating.

Martin Funeral Home directing.

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