|Bates, William Henry
(Daddy) Bates, prominent citizen of Tulia, passed away suddenly Sunday
afternoon, from suffocation caused from a bad condition of the throat
resulting from an attack of flu. He had been around town the day before and
was not thought to be in a serious condition a few minutes before he died. Funeral
services were conducted from the school auditorium Tuesday afternoon at 2:00
o'clock by Alva Johnson of the Church of Christ, of which Mr. Bates was an
active and influential member. Charles W. Watkins also assisted in the services,
which were held in the auditorium in order that the many friends of the family
might be seated. Daddy Bates has
lived here in Tulia for the past 8 years and there is perhaps not a person in
this community who has made more friends than he. His friendliness and hearty
good humor made for him a welcome to young and old alike who are shocked by the
news that he had been so suddenly taken from their midst. Mr. Bates was born in Tennessee
in 1857 and came to Texas when but a lad, and lived many years near McKinney,
and at McLain before coming to Tulia. He had a ranch in Castro County some 20
miles southwest of town on which there are several hundred cattle. This having
been his business since coming to the Panhandle.
He leaves his wife
and a daughter, Mrs. Lena Sample, and her 5 year old daughter, grandchildren by
a deceased son, children of Mrs. H. H. Hall of Amarillo; a brother Dr. T. G.
Bates of Lubbock; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Shrader of Roswell, N. M., and a
sister, Mrs. G. B. Payne of Pembroke, Ky., and a host of friends in Collin, Gray
and Swisher counties. He was laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery
immediately following the funeral service, which was attended by probably the
largest concourse of sorrowing friends ever witnessed in Tulia. Active
pallbearers: J. Ross Noland, C. E. Duke, J. D. Cleveland, W. W. Stephenson, W.
G. Conner; F. M. Faulkner, D. Cullum and J. M. Simpson. Honorary
pallbearers: Mont Noel, McClean; John Sparks, McClean; John Carpenter, McClean;
Charlie Carpenter, McLean; Dr. C. E. Donnell, Canyon; Sid Denson, Whitedeer;
Uncle Billie Mayes, Royce City, Texas.
Notice: William Henry Bates, born May 12, 1857, Died Sunday, January 24, 1926.
Aged 68 years, 8 months and 12 days. Funeral services will be conducted at the
School Auditorium on Tuesday afternoon, January 26th, 1926, at two o'clock,
and will be conducted by Alvin Johnson and Charles W. Watkins. Interment in Rose
Hill Cemetery.) Tulia, Texas, 1926.