Dorothy Allene Bates, age 80 of Russellville, Arkansas passed away on July 15, 2012. She was born on August 2, 1921 in McKenzie, Tennessee to Mellie M. Harvey and John D. Chapman. On July 27, 1977, Dorothy married Jerry Benjamin Bates in Durant, Oklahoma.
Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Gerald Lynn Stovall, Alvin Ray Stovall and his wife, Kathy of Heber Springs, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Benjamin Bates, daughter, Joni Denise Parnell and parents, Mellie and John Chapman.
A Funeral Service will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Frisco on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM with Pastor Buddy Garland officiating. Interment will follow at Little Elm Cemetery. A Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday.