Syble Evelyn Bates, 92, of Hazen, went to her heavenly home on March 26, 2021. Syble was a substitute teacher for the Hazen School District for 15 years and a member of the Hazen First Baptist Church since 1955. She taught Sunday School for 35 years, a member of the WMU for 63 years, serving as president for about 35 years, she directed adult and children Christmas programs and was the leader for the Senior Adults. Syble was also a member of the Red Hats and enjoyed going on bus trips with her friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clem and Winnie Moore; her husband, John; sisters, Eloise Brockin, Mildred Osborne, Freda Warnock, Bonnie Gibson, and her brother, Omas (Dick) Moore.
Syble is survived by her son, John Bates; daughter, Judy Warren and husband, John; granddaughters, Abby Brown and Katy Saul; grandsons, John H. Bates III, and Morgan Bates; great-grandchildren, Konner and Kolton Brown, Ryder VanHouten, Jay Lynn and Haven Bates, and Zaden Bates and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the Hazen First Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 30 at Westbrook Funeral Home and the family asks that everyone please follow Covid regulations. Burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Clarendon.
The family requests memorials to the Hazen First Baptist Church.