In Memory of



Obituary for Joey Bates

Joey Bates, age 66, of Canton, GA passed away Friday, March 18, 2022 at his residence. He was a member of Liberty Grove Baptist Church and a long time member of The Canton Moose Lodge.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, on Monday, March 21, 2022, at Liberty Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Hamilton, and Rev. Benny Clark officiating. The body will lie-in-state from 1:30 PM until 2:00 PM prior to the funeral service.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sunday, March 20, 2022, and from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday, March 21, 2022 at South Canton Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by: Father - Ivan Bates

Survivors include:
Mother - Beth Bates
Sisters - Pat & Randy Stevens and Joyce & Joe Daniel
Nieces - Lani Mason, Jennifer & Paul Wunder, Jessica & Stacy Dukes, Mary Beth & William Botts, and Kimberly & Sean O'Brien
Nephews - Kevin & Vanna Stevens, Brad Stevens, and Brody & Lexie Stevens
5 Great Nieces
6 Great Nephews
3 Great Great Nephews
1 Great Great Niece
A host of other family & friends also survive.

South Canton Funeral Home, dedicated to the families we serve, 770-479-3377. Online condolences may be made to the family at