Mrs. Mary Dean BatesMrs. Mary Dean Bates, age 87 of Tuscaloosa, formerly of Brilliant, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Heritage Healthcare and Rehab Center in Tuscaloosa. 

Mrs. Bates was preceded in death by her parents, Marlin Dodd and Rosa Ingle Dodd, her husband, William Howard Bates, and a daughter Rhonda Sharon Hood. She is survived by her daughters, Diann Bates of Tuscaloosa, and Kathy Bates of Birmingham, granddaughter, Crystal Denyne Wood (Jay) of Brilliant, great grandson, Dustin Wood, a sister Jean Dodd of Michigan, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Brilliant Memorial Gardens. In Lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Southern Care Hospice, 3835 Watermelon Rd., Suite 3, Northport, AL 35473, or Caring Days Adult Day Care at 943 31st East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405. 

Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Bates family.