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Tammy Seamster Bates

July 27, 1972 — March 24, 2022

Tammy Seamster Bates

Tammy Seamster Bates of South Boston, VA passed away March 24, 2022.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on July 27, 1972 and was 49 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Jessie Cleveland Seamster and the late Linda Lloyd Seamster. She was married to the late Robert "Bob "W. Bates, Jr.


She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.  Tammy loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed being on the lake, camping excursions, pools and relaxing on the float. Tammy will be remembered as loving mother, sister, and friend.


Tammy S. Bates is survived by:

Her Sons

Robert Williams Bates (Maranda Gunn) of Vernon Hill

Colby Thomas Bates of South Boston

One Grandchild

Gracie Lynne Bates of Vernon Hill


Tina Seamster Rice (John) of Clarksville

Terry S. Tune (Bill) of Sutherlin

Jessie Seamster, Jr. (Suzanne) of Gretna

Her Significant Other

Willie Murray of South Boston


A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike McDowell officiating. Burial to follow at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Sunday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home and other times at her home, 102 Averett Court, South Boston, VA.


For memorials, please consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Sunday, March 27, 2022

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Sunday, March 27, 2022

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