Lori Linn (Kennedy) Bates, 51, of Clinton, was born on June 6, 1967 to the late Chuck Kennedy and Shirley Ann “Jerri” Kennedy in Van Nuys, California and passed from this life on April 18, 2019. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt and friend. She never met a stranger and will be missed greatly by those who knew and loved her. Lori was the owner and operator of the Clinton Meat Processing for 31 years.

She is preceded in death by her father, Chuck Kennedy.

Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, Brent Bates, two sons; Casey Bates (Roxanne Bates), Brandon Bates (Haley Sowell), one granddaughter, Lilie Watson, two brothers; Paul Mickle, Rick Douthitt, two half-brothers; Mike Kennedy, Scott Kennedy, mother, Shirley Ann “Jerri” Kennedy, nieces; Amanda Douthitt, Stephanie Maree, nephews; Robbie Douthitt, Paul Mickle, Jr., special friends; Penny Honeycutt, Linda Childers, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton. Her funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Hunter Hill Cemetery in Clinton.

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