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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Helen S. Bates

Helen S. Bates, 91, of Fayetteville, NC, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, at Carolina Inn.

She was born on September 26, 1920, in Lowell, MA, to the late Stavros Stamatakakos and Efthemia Vasilakos Stamatakakos.

She was a member of Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Bates, and two sons, Thomas Lee Bates and Paul Bates.

She is survived by her son, Steven G. Bates and wife Peggy of Fayetteville, NC; daughter, Karen Becker & husband, Ron of Hastings, MN; sister, Athena Stamatakakos of Lowell, MA; eight grandchildren & six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church with the Rev. Fr. Alexander Papagikos, officiating. She will be laid to rest on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake.

Services entrusted to Rogers & Breece Funeral Home.