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Doris Bates Roach

March 30, 1930 - November 13, 2021

Doris Bates Roach, 91, of Madison Heights, Va., died Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Gretna Health and Rehab Center.

She was born March 30, 1930, in Pittsylvania County to the late Cubie and Linnie Adkins Bates. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, Lynchburg.  She retired from Harris Teeter in Lynchburg.  She loved her flowers and owls.

In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, Leslie T. Roach; her brother, Hubert J. Bates; her sister, Nannie B. Martin; and her son, Rex G. Hammock.

She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Faye Jefferson; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. today, Monday, November 15, 2021 at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg.  A graveside service for Doris will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Chatham, with Pastor Jason Andrews officiating.  Family and friends will gather at the residence of Travis and Angie Jefferson, 840 Azalea Drive, Gretna, VA 24557.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.


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Angie and family Sorry for your loss of mrs roach Angie was devoted to visiting her

Posted by Christine Schwitzerlett on November 15, 2021

So sorry to hear about Doris. My mom Virginia Adkins was in the room across from her at the nursing home. I found out that we are related. I am the granddaughter of Teenie Bates Adkins. Praying for you and your family.

Posted by Marilyn Cook on November 14, 2021

I am sorry for the loss of your love one. May God bless each one of you during this time of sorrow.

Posted by Colleen Hardy on November 14, 2021

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