Carolyn Marie Bates, 63, born in Atlanta, Georgia, and was part of the Okeechobee Florida community for the past 20 years, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014. Carolyn is survived by her husband, James Bates; daughter, Vickie Hooker; two brothers, Joe Hyde and R.L. Moore. She is also survived by three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:30pm at SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society, 595 Franklin Road Marietta, GA 30067.