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“I want to express my sorrow for the family. Mike I am very sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very loved person, my wife and I thought the world...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Michael Gerald - Springfield, LA

“DONNA BETH, I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AS A CLASSY LADY WITH A BEAUTIFUL SMILE. LECHE'S SIDE KICK WILL BE SURELY MISSED. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AND...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: susie palmer - hammond, LA

“Mike, Leche and Bobby, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sorry I can't be at the services. Alice Brewer Martina and Dixye Brewer ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Alice Martina - Walker, LA

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - hammond

“You will be sadly missed my friend. You were a really good friend to me from the first time we met. I will always think of you with love. My heart...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: STELLA KRAEMER - Ponchatoula, LA


Donna Beth Bates, 67 years old of Hammond, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on Thursday, August 23, 1945, in Independence.
Surviving are her son & daughter-in-law, Mike and Tammy Brooks; 2 grandchildren, Joey Daigle and Ashley Simoneaux and husband Phil; 3 great-grandchildren, Blaire Daigle, Kylie Daigle, and Adyson Simoneaux; brother, Adrien Montegut; special friend, Leche Gatlin; and ex-husband, Bobby Bates.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Alwilda Bankston and Adrien "Monty" Montegut.
Friends will be received at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home in Hammond, Friday, January 25, 2013, from 12:00 pm until the funeral service at 2:00 pm in the funeral home chapel.
Interment will follow in the Arcola-Roseland Cemetery in Roseland.

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