Johnnie Marvin Bates


Johnnie Marvin Bates, 73, of Parrish, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at his residence.

A memorial service will be held today, July 14, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. at River of Living Water Methodist Church.

Bates was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Bates; daughter, Carol Bivins; and sons, Jason Bates and Keith Bates.

He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Harris and her husband, Anthony, and Nancy Terrell and her husband, Tracy; daughter-in-law, Terri Nevins and her husband, Darell; granddaughters, Ansely Williams and her husband, Byron, Ashley Nickelson and her husband, William, Brooke Bivins and her husband, Jordan Chism, Hannah Bivins, Kailee Bates, and Cammie Terrell; grandsons, Zach Harris and his wife, Kyndyl, Seth Bivins, and Caleb Bates; and a host of great grandchildren.

You may sign an online register or express private condolences to the family at

Bell Funeral Home, Sumiton; 205-648-6611