Catherine E. Bates, 96, of Woodford, Caroline County, VA went home to be with Lord on Wednesday, March, 13, 2019 at her residence. Survivors include her three daughters; Vernell Frenzley (Willie), Margie French (Frankie), and Laverne Coghill (Taft, Sr.); daughter-in-law, Annie M. Childs; and other relatives and friends. A viewing will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March, 16, 2019 at C.W. Edwards Funeral Home, 16476 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green, VA. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 9262 Guinea Station Road, Woodford, VA 22580. Interment will follow in the Guss Family Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to First Baptist Church Building fund or The Guss Family Memorial Cemetery. On line condolences may be submitted to