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Bessie Pauline "Polly" Coates

September 14, 1941 — September 26, 2020

Bessie Pauline "Polly" Coates

B. Pauline “Polly” Coates, 79, of Camden, S.C., passed away, Saturday, September 26, 2020, at The Colonial at Old Camden. Born in Kershaw, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Annie Mae Marsh Coates. She was a nurse anesthetist at KershawHealth, Camden, S.C. before her retirement. Miss Coates was a faithful member of Shamrock Baptist Church, Bethune. She enjoyed cooking, spending time with her church family and traveling to the beach.

Surviving are her sister, Jackie Coates, a number of cousins and a host of friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Rebecca Coates Farmer and her brother-in-law, Jack.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 3:00 o’clock p.m., in the Shamrock Baptist Church Cemetery. Burial will follow in the cemetery.

The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside.

Friends may come by Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw, Tuesday, September 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to pay their respects and sign the register book.

Memorial contributions in memory of Miss Coates may be made to Shamrock Baptist Church, 3573 Porter Road, Bethune, S.C. 29009 or the charity of one’s choice.

Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw, is serving the Coates family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bessie Pauline "Polly" Coates, please visit our flower store.


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