Nettie D. Bates

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Nettie D. Bates, of Hughes Springs, Texas passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 2, 2021.  She is preceded in death by her parents, C.R. and Winona Burgen; sisters, Ithema Burgen, Martha Turner, Winnie Sutton, and Loretta Brown; daughter, Terri Blackburn; grandson, Chadd Blackburn, and sister-in-law, Mildred Burgen.  

She retired after 30 years dedicated service from Tuboscope of Hughes Springs, Texas.  She was a resident of Hughes Springs for 49 years.  She is survived by her children, Kenneth L. Pollard of Hughes Springs, TX, Donald Wayne McClung of Livingston, TX; spouse, Roy "Doc" Hawthorn of Hughes Springs, TX; brothers, Darrell Burgen of Norman, AR, and Bruce Burgen of Flowery Branch, GA; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  She will be truly missed by numerous friends, family and loved ones.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Woodlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. There will be a time of visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 


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  1. So sad to hear this. She was a loved friend to us for many years. Know that she will be missed greatly. Prayers and hugs to the family. Fly high our friend…

  2. So sorry to hear of Nettie’s passing. Haven’t seen her in a while but loved her. Praying for you all.

  3. We are so sorry for your. Keeping you in our prayers!
    With our deepest sympathy Dale and Debbie Chrisman

  4. Many of my best memories include Nettie. I call her my sister/friend. She was a wonderful caring person who loved her family and friends. She tried to take care of all ! I am truly missing her. There is a special place in my heart for her!!!

  5. Prayers for this Family. I worked with sweet Nettie many years ago in Hughes Springs. She was so sweet to me. Always helpful. Bless you all.

  6. I was so blessed to be a part of Nettie's life. She had the biggest heart and my son said I had to mention that she made the best mashed potatoes too! We will truly miss her!

  7. Robbie Bazar always talked about how kids n.v d and sweet you were to him .He is sad to hear this as I m. condolences to this family

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