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Oliva Bates

January 13, 1944 ~ January 24, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Oliva Bates Obituary

Oliva Bates was born on January 13, 1944, to the late Harold Bates and the late Thelma Bates, in Spartanburg, SC. He was educated in the Spartanburg County School system. Oliva was previously employed with Petty Construction. His favorite NFL team was the Dallas Cowboys, and his favorite color was blue. Oliva loved to eat and that was his favorite pastime.

Oliva was preceded in death, along with his parents, by his brother Curtis Bates.

Oliva leaves to cherish fond and loving memories to his wife Elizabeth Bates; daughter, Harriett (Benjamin) Means; sons, Ronnie Bogan, Timothy Bogan, and Wilkes Haney all of Spartanburg, SC; sister, Carolyn Bates of Wellford, SC; sister-in-law, Donna Bates; aunt, Mary Ellen Rickard (Sammie Singly) of Newberry, SC; uncle, J.P. Toland of Newberry, SC;  nine grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, best friend, Roosevelt "Red" Webb of Spartanburg, SC; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

 On January 24, 2023, “Ollie” transitioned peacefully at the Spartanburg Medical Center. His life, love, and legacy will forever be cherished by those who knew him.

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Services

Public Viewing
Tuesday
January 31, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Leeside Funeral Home
100 Peake Road
Roebuck, SC 29376

Public Viewing
Wednesday
February 1, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bountiful Blessings Church
110 Peake Road
Roebuck, SC 29376

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
February 1, 2023

2:00 PM
Bountiful Blessings Church
110 Peake Road
Roebuck, SC 29376

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
February 1, 2023

East Spartanburg Cemetery
110 Plantation Rd
Spartanburg, SC 29302

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