Memorial services for Mr. James ‘Robert’ Bates, 75, of Grand Saline, were held Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Bartley Funeral Home. He passed away June 23, 2019, in Grand Saline. He was born July 29, 1943, in Van Zandt County to Johnnie and Ollie Pearl Lee Bates. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children. www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.