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DEXTER - Mildred C. Bates, 92, died December 9, 2008, at the home of her daughter in Dexter. She was born September 2, 1916, in Sangerville, daughter of Asa A. and Lydia (Miller) Carle. Mildred worked at several of the local textile mills, retiring from Eastland Woolen in Corinna.

She is survived by 3 sons, Laurence Bates and his wife, Beverly of Dexter, Keith Bates of Greenville, and Gary Bates and his wife, Maureen of Dexter; 4 daughters, Margaret McKenney and her husband Vernard of Dexter, Eleanor Pratt and her husband, David of Sangerville, Sylvia Larry of Newport, and Beverly Potter and her husband, Dana of Florida; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Helen Greene and her husband, Clayton of Solon. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Clarence C. Bates; a son, Rodney Bates and a daughter, Bonnie Breigan.

Friends may call Friday, December 12, 2008 from 6 to 8 PM at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street in Dexter. Funeral services will be held 1 PM, Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Harold Wheeler officiating. Spring burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter. For an online guest register, go to

Graveside committal services for Mildred C. Bates, 92, who died December 9, 2008, will be held at 1 PM, Monday, May 11, 2009 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter, with Rev. Harold Wheeler officiating. For a complete obituary go to

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