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Garland Bates, age 92, passed away October 5, 2019 at St Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was born in Centerville, TN and was a resident of Rutherford County. Garland served in the United States Navy.

Garland was preceded in death by his parents, Nancy R. and William D. Bates; wife, Margie Hensley Bates; sons, Randall Marcus Bates and Carlton Bates; and daughter, Linda Breece.

No service is planned at this time.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422. Please leave online condolences at