History of the Restoration Movement

William Fleming Bates


William F. Bates was a gospel preacher among churches of Christ during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His main focus was among the Christians at Brushy Creek church of Christ in Cullman, County, Alabama. He and his wife are buried in the Bates Family Cemetery, near Brushy Creek church.

Directions To The Grave of W.F. Bates

In North Central Alabama, take I-65 to Exit 308, and head west of Cullman on Hwy. 278. Go five miles and turn left on County Road 810. Go 6.3 miles to Co. Rd. 222. Continue on Co. Rd. 810 about a quarter mile and turn left on Co. Rd. 362. Go about .6 miles and the cemetery will be on the left. The GPS Location of the grave is: 34°05'44.6"N 87°00'10.8"W / or D.d. 34.095713,-87.002995

Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord
From hence forth yea
sayeth the Spirit,
They may rest from
their labor
and their works do
follow them.

Mary Jane Midora Tucker
Wife of
W.F. Bates
September 15, 1855
August 1, 1920

W. F. Bates
Jan 14, 1883
Oct 13, 1932
79 years, 8 mo., 29 days
A Gospel Preacher
For over 40 years

Photos Taken October, 2011
Courtesy of Scott Harp

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