Obituary and funeral service: Doyle Lindsey Bates, 69, of Bishop (formerly of Monroe)

Doyle Lindsey Bates, age 69 of Bishop, formerly of Monroe, passed away on November 9, 2020. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 2 PM in the Monroe Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Christian Church Cemetery in Monroe.

Mr. Bates was retired from the Physical Plant Department at the University of Georgia in Athens, and he was owner/operator of Doyle Bates Upholstery in Bishop. He was also a country music singer and song writer. Preceded in death by his father, Charlie Garland Bates and his mother, Frances Elizabeth McGuffey Bates, he is survived by his son, Ken Bates of Bishop; brother, Freddie Bates of Comer; sister, Regina Adcock of Monroe, sister and brother-in-law, Margarette and Chris Kitchens, also of Monroe; two grandchildren, Zachary Bates and Allanna Bates. The family will receive friends on Friday before the service from 10 AM – 1 PM at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 209 South Hammond Drive, Monroe, GA 30655. (770) 267-2594. You may sign the online guest registry at

Reposted courtesy of Tim Stewart Funeral Home.

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