Beulah Christine Bates, 87 of Paris, died on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Saint Joseph Hospital Hospice Care Center. She was born on February 15, 1932 in Bourbon County the daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson and Janie Combs Bates and lived with and cared for them until their deaths,
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Beulah was a member of the Shady Dell Primitive Baptist Church for 50 years. For most of her adult life she was a babysitter having cared for many children in Bourbon County. These children became a part of her family calling her, lovingly, “Aunt Boo” and stayed in touch with her through the years. She was also a “green thumb” growing many houseplants and lilies in her yard.
She is survived by two sisters: Thelma Bates Stumph and Irene Bates (Bobby) Davis, both of Paris; three nephews, Thomas (Sherri) Stumph, Jr., Billy (Stephanie) Davis and Clay (Violet) Davis; four nieces, Janie Stumph (Larry) Martin, Connie Davis (Mac) Smith, Sandra Heflin (Ron) Logsdon and Julia Heflin (Dougie) McIlvain. Also surviving are several great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Bates Heflin and two brothers, Woodrow Wilson Bates, Jr. and John Clay Bates.
The funeral service for Beulah Christine Bates will be 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home with Bro. Ryan Rawls officiating. Interment will follow in North Middletown Cemetery with casket bearers being Thomas Stumph, Jr., Mac Smith, Dougie McIlvain, Billy Davis, Larry Martin, and Ron Logsdon. The family request visitation after 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation to Bluegrass Hospice Care, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504. www.hintonturner.com