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Delta State to remember the life of Molly Bates today

Delta State University will honor the life of Molly Bates, a sophomore swimmer on the Lady Statesmen Swimming and Diving team, Wednesday, April 2, at 8:00 p.m. in Wyatt Gymnasium.

Bates’ life ended tragically late Saturday night after the vehicle she was traveling in crashed on US Highway 61 South.

Bates, 19, was a beloved teammate and fierce competitor. Head coach Brian Hein described her as, “full of energy and the type of person people gravitated towards. She was a pleasure to be around and she will be sincerely missed.”

The memorial service will feature a slideshow presentation highlighting Bates’ life. Immediately following the service, a candlelight vigil will be held inside the Delta State Aquatics Center. The memorial services are open to the public.

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