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Wylodene Graham Bates

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) Wylodene Graham Bates, 90, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Montgomery, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

A Randolph County native, Mrs. Bates was born July 22, 1931, the daughter of John Robert and Dovie Odessa Graham. She worked for BellSouth Telephone Company in Montgomery before retiring. Mrs. Bates was a member of the Telephone Pioneers Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Bates, also of Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bruce Bates; six sisters; and four brothers.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to Big Springs Baptist Church at 5439 County Rd. 56, Woodland, AL 36280. _Online condolences may be expressed at

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.

Wylodene Graham Bates

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