85-year-old Allendale resident, Raymond C. Bates died at 1:46 a.m. Friday, July 26 at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel. He was a retired truck driver for Mt. Carmel Sand and Gravel.

Survivors include his daughter, JoAnn Beesley of Mt. Carmel; a nephew, Bill Bates that he raised as a son; grandchildren, Teresa Beesley, Mike Beesley, Vicki Stipp, Richard Bates, Tracie Guard, Travis Bates, Jason and Ashley Alka; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

Services for Raymond C. Bates will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 29 at the Ingram Funeral Home in Allendale with burial in Orio Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Monday, July 19 until the time of service at the Ingram Funeral Home in Allendale.

Memorials may be made to the Adams Corner Church, Alzheimer’s Assn., or the Mt. Carmel Animal Shelter and will be accepted at the Ingram Funeral Home in Allendale.

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