Nathaniel Shelton Bates, age 73, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Greenville Memorial Hospital.

The family will receive friends Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 2 to 3 PM, at the First Baptist Church of Joanna Fellowship Hall. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the First Baptist Church of Joanna, 301 Magnolia Street, Joanna, SC 29351.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Gray Funeral Home of Clinton