Sarah Ann Makemson Bates


Sarah Ann Makemson Bates, 73, of Parrish, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017, at her residence.

A memorial service will be held today, May 16, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. at River of Living Water Methodist Church in Jasper.

Bates was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol Ann Bivins; son, Jason Bates; mother, Dicie Hartley Makemson; father, Elmer Makemson; sisters, Beatrice Barnes, Rose Dill, and Margie Rose; and brother, Leon Makemson.

She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Bates of Parrish; daughters, Tammy Harris and her husband, Anthony, of Jasper and Nancy Terrell and her husband, Tracey, of Jasper; grandchildren, Ashley and Byron Williams, Zach and Kyndyl Harris, Ashley and William Nickelson, Brooke Bivins, Hannah Bivins, Seth Bivins, Caleb Bates, Kailee Bates, and Cammie Terrell; great-grandchildren, Raeleigh Harrison, Karleigh, Braden, Adleigh and Jase Harris; and other relatives and friends.

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

Bell Funeral Home, Sumiton; 205-648-6611