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Edward L. Bates, Jr.

March 13, 1930 - August 24, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date August 28, 2018

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Posted by:
Tamara Phelps

Posted on:
August 27, 2018

I went to church with Ed from a little girl going with my grandparents to a grown woman taken my kids. My heart is broken but I know he is smiling down. This man was truly a good man. I’ll never forget him. Thank you for your service and dedication to our country. Fly high sweet man.

Posted by:
Linda Hamlett Childress

Posted on:
August 27, 2018

Late this spring Mr Guthrie found out I was a New auctioneer and said “you have got to go meet my friend, Big Ed, the tobacco auctioneer. Mama knew him, of course, but I didn’t quite remember him in the tobacco wearhouse. In the short time I knew him I heard a ton of stories! One day I took my new PA system by his house and he had a big time auctioneering with the mic! What a thrill it was for me to listen too. The next time I’m taking bids at an auction I’ll do it in Big Ed’s memory. Instead of 66 it’ll be clicketty-click (because it’s easier to say- according to Big Ed!

Posted by:
Nicholas A Beauchamp

Posted on:
August 26, 2018

He will be sorely missed!