Owner of Bates Turkey Farm dies

Published 8:40 pm Monday, August 26, 2013

Dunklin & Davis Funeral Home in Greenville has announced that W. C.”Bill” Bates Jr., 89, a resident of Logan, died on Monday, Aug. 26 at his residence. Funeral arrangements to be announced.
Bates was owner of Bates Turkey Farm in Fort Deposit. He first presented a turkey to be pardoned by the Governor of Alabama to Governor James E. “Big Jim” Folsom in 1949.

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