Melinda A. Bates, 55, of Tylertown, died Jan. 12, 2020, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.

Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Tylertown First Baptist Church. Visitation continues 11 a.m. Saturday at Haynes Mortuary in Bowie, Texas, until services at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Tylertown Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Bates was born Jan. 13, 1964, in Louisville, Ark.

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