Obituary and funeral service: Ginger Carol Doster Bates-Sanders, 66, of Good Hope

Ginger Carol Doster Bates-Sanders, 66 of Good Hope, Georgia went to be with the Angels on November 2, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Caroline Doster.

Ginger graduated from the University of Georgia in 1976. Eventually, Ginger moved to Charleston, SC with her family and began her teaching career at Chicora High School. In 1986, the free-spirited single parent of two, relocated to Pirmasens, Germany to begin a 27-year teaching career for the Department of Defense Education Activity.

She taught the first 9 years at Pirmasens American School in Germany. Ginger received her Masters of Education from National Louis University in 1990 and celebrated her graduation ceremony at Heidelberg Castle. Transferred to Osan, Korea in 1995 and taught one year at Osan Middle High School, before moving back to Europe to be with her girls. Ginger taught 17 years at SHAPE American High School in Belgium. In 2013, she retired from teaching to Good Hope, Ga leaving a lasting impact on thousands of students and colleagues around the world.

Ginger will be remembered by many for her wonderful gifts of happiness, generosity for others, love of her family, love of her friends and her unwavering faith. She had the most adventurous spirit and rarely met a challenge she wasn’t up for. Ginger definitely never met a stranger and loved everyone that came across her path with her whole heart. Her laugh was unmistakable, filled any room she was in and won’t soon be forgotten.

Ginger leaves behind two daughters, Natalie Bates Boswell of Monroe, Georgia, Julie Bates Knapp of Athens, Georgia and grandchildren, Aadon Knapp, Gabrielle Boswell and Sebastian Boswell. A brother H. Ben Doster, Jr. and sister in law Ann N. Doster, nephew Benton Doster and nieces Ella and Maggie Doster of Monroe, Georgia. A soul sister, Ines La Marca of Pirmasens, Germany and countless other friends in America and Europe.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 400 South Broad St, Monroe, Georgia 30655 on January 4, 2020 at 11 AM, followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall of the Church.

The family appreciates your prayers and love during this time.

Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 209 South Hammond Drive, Monroe, Georgia 30655, 770-267-2594. Please sign the online guest registry at

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