Jerry (Geraldine) Bates Hedges

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Jerry (Geraldine) Bates Hedges, was born to Luther Leon and Dovie Ethel Garner Bates, November 6, 1910 in Heavener, Oklahoma. She died, November 3, 2010 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Harold Herbert Hedges, Jr. and her three brothers, Garner Bates, of Longview, Texas, Bruce Bates, of Houston, Texas and D.L. Bates, of Whitesboro, Texas. She is survived by one sister, Janet Maiden Bates Vorce, of Kansas City, Missouri; her three sons and their families, Dr. Harold and Merry Helen Hedges, Jerry Lee and Dawne Hedges, both of Little Rock and Rev. Bill and Beth Hedges, of Quitman, Texas, plus many grand and great-grandchildren. Jerry attended Tyler Commercial College in Tyler, Texas and began her secretarial career in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where she met and married her husband, who was employed by the International Harvester Company. Over the years the company transferred them to Arkansas, Missouri and Kentucky. They were both avid Arkansas Razorback Fans. Jerry did much volunteer work with the Boys' Club in Little Rock and St. Vincent Infirmary. She worshiped at Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Triune Class. Always the finest hostess, she will be missed by all in her large family, numerous friends and especially by the residents of Forest Place Apartments. According to her wishes a family graveside service and interment will be held, Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, send memorials to your favorite charity. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home,

Published November 5, 2010

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