In Memory

Voni Bates (Crowe)

Voni Bates (Crowe)


Yvonne (Voni) Bates Crowe passed away November 18, 2013 at Rockdale Medical Center. She was 52 years of age at the time of her death. Voni graduated in 1979 from Newton County High School. While attending high school, she worked as a Candy Striper. In April 1983 she graduated from Gordon College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. After graduating from nursing school, she worked at Newton Medical Center and Rockdale Medical for several years before joining East Atlanta Gastroenterology. Voni loved fishing and antique cars, especially the older Chevrolet Camero, and was a comedian, performing at the Punchline. Voni loved being a mother, reading and going to the movies with McKenzie. 

Survivors include her daughter, McKenzie Farrow Crowe; McKenzie’s father and former husband, Matt Crowe; parents, James and Kathryn Bates, all of Oxford; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jana Bates and Ted Phillips of Dacula; Beth Bates and Rick Goddard of Blairsville; Charlotte Gibson Hull of St. Simons; nieces and nephew, Lacey Goddard, Camden Goddard, Rachel Phillips; great niece, Aubree Goddard Miller.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Shiloh United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Wadley, Rev. Dr. Royeese Stowe, and Dr. R. Hudson Moody officiating. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Tuesday, November 19, from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

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11/18/13 07:08 PM #1    

Stanley McDonald

Our age is now reminding us that we aren't as invincible as we used to be.  We are the senior generation now.  We need to keep in mind that life itself is a precious commodity.  Remember what is important...and enjoy the time we have on this earth...God Bless you Voni......


11/18/13 09:32 PM #2    

Joseph Webb

Good bye Voni,may your family have my deepest condolences

11/19/13 06:30 AM #3    

Michael Newberry

My heart goes out to the family of Voni. This has been a rough year for many. I lost my youngest sibling, Debbie (Amason) Newberry back in June of this year, 2 days before her 51st birthday. God will take care of you, through all your days. Keep the faith. We are living in troubled times but God has not forsaken us. 

11/19/13 04:16 PM #4    

Robert Jones

I remember Voni as just a delightful person who could fit in with any group. She always had a warm smile and a kind word and seemed to be able to bring everyone together. Her passing is really affecting me but I am very happy for the good memories even though so long ago. Goodbye sweet with the angels.

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