Georgia L. Bates (nee Harris) age 72 and a resident of Oberlin, passed away
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Georgia was born in Elyria, August 7, 1946, to the late Andrew and Ethel
(nee Cassidy) Harris. She was a 1964 graduate of Elyria High School. In
Georgia's younger years she traveled throughout the United States and
overseas because her family was in the military. Georgia wed Billy J. Bates
on April 25, 1980 and they resided in Elyria until moving to Oberlin five
years ago. For 23 years Georgia was a dispatcher for the Elyria City Police
Department, retiring in 2008. Georgia enjoyed reading and was a member of a
book club and also the Ladies Auxiliary of University Hospital Elyria
Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years Billy J. Bates, daughters Tiffany
Sobotka of Elyria and Tracy Tilberg of Alabama, five grandchildren, two
great grandchilden, and her sister Arlene (Dennis) Doman of Florida.
In addition to her parents, Georgia was preceded in death by her sisters
Beverly Traicoff and Marion Walsh.
There will be a Celebration of Life held at a later date at Elks Club #465,
Elyria, which will be announced.
Georgia's family requests that memorials be made to Friendship Animal
Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035, in lieu of
Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, Lorain, entrusted with arrangements.