MANNING - On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, Sarah Mae Bates Ragin heard the master's call at McLeod Heath Clarendon.

Born on Monday, Sept. 1, 1941, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Robert Sr. and Janie Allen Bates.

Services celebrating her life will take place at noon on Tuesday at Friendship AME Church, 6156 Furse Road, Pinewood, where the Rev. Dr. Mary H. Rhodes will officiate. The service of committal will follow in the family plot located in the Friendship AME Church Cemetery.

Public viewing will take place during the hours of 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday at Fleming & DeLaine Chapel, 222 W. Boyce St., Manning.

The family is receiving relatives and friends at the residence, 2433 Furse Road, Summerton. Masks are required.

Fleming & DeLaine Funeral Home and Chapel of Manning is assisting the Bates and Ragin families. Online condolences may be sent to or