RINGGOLD Ola Lee Bates, 86, departed this life Sunday, May 27, 2012. She was born in Tunnel Hill, Ga. to the late Olen Alvin & Dovie Mae Vess. She was a member of Eastern Star and Indian Springs Church of God.She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Emory Bates, sisters, Edna Murray, and Ruby Dedmon.Survivors include her children, Charles Bates, of Ooltewah, Donnie Bates, of Dalton, James Bates, Randy Bates, Carolyn Williamson, all of Ringgold; sisters, Dorothy Petty, of Ooltewah, Mary Lunsford, Peggy Lunsford both, of Ringgold; 10 grandchildren;15 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, in the chapel with Rev. Carroll Allen officiating. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens-South. Family will receive friends after 5 p.m. today and prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes-Wallis-Stewart Chapel in Ringgold, Georgia.