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Barbara "Joyce" Bates Edwards

September 8, 1937 September 16, 2018
Barbara  "Joyce" Bates Edwards
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Barbara “Joyce” Bates Edwards, age 81 of Carrollton, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018. She was born September 08, 1937, daughter of the late, James. H. “Buddy” Bates and Mary Nell Nixon Bates. She was a 1955 Carrollton High School graduate and during her 40 year career span, she worked as a bookkeeper for J. R. Newell Mfg., Blue Water Rope, and Fashion Star. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Rayford Watson Edwards. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Carla Edwards of Carrollton; daughter, Amy Tyson of Canton; and three grandchildren, Dana and James Mykytyn, Chance Turner, and Chelsea and Christopher White. Graveside service will be conducted Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM from Carroll Memory Gardens with Rev. John Lemmings officiating. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Chance Turner, James Mykytyn, Casey Long, and Clay Smith. Seated as honorary pallbearers will be Smitty Smith, Terry Pate, Tim Pate, Jay Morrow, Dennis Bates, and Forrest Bates. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Building Fund at on line giving or checks may be mailed to 694 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Carrollton, Georgia 30116. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

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11:30 AM 9/20/2018 11:30:00 AM
Carroll Memory Gardens

914 Stripling Chapel Rd
Carrollton, GA 30116

Carroll Memory Gardens
914 Stripling Chapel Rd Carrollton 30116 GA
United States

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