EDDINGTON – Joseph Miles Bates, 75, died Aug. 15, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Oct. 10, 1936, in Moro Plantation, the son of Miles and Alice (Cole) Bates.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961. After the service he worked at R. Leon Williams lumber mill in Clifton for many years, retiring in 1999. He liked hunting and fishing with family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Robert. He is survived by his sisters, Dorothy, Maxine and Phyllis; sister-in-law, Dorothy; many nieces and nephews.
He will be buried in Etna with graveside services at a later date.