Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Trace and Jeb's Double Birthday

It's a double Bates birthday! Trace Bates is turning 20, and Jeb Bates is turning five.

The eighth oldest of Gil and Kelly Bates' 19 children, Trace Whitfield loves anything that involves competition, including basketball, football, ping pong, foosball, horseback riding, and indoor games. He has been working with Gil in the family tree business and aspires to be a trick rider at the Dixie Stampede. Trace also enjoys telling Chuck Norris jokes.

The Bates say that Jeb Colton, the youngest child, is spoiled. His name means "beloved friend of Coal Town." Before the Bates' small town was renamed Rocky Top three years ago, it was Lake City, but up until the 1930s, it was Coal Creek.

Trace Bates and Jeb Bates

Photo courtesy of UP

7 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Trace and Jeb!!!

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    1. Wishing you a fun birthday and a year if blessings.
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEB
      Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  2. Happy Birthday Trace and Jeb. I hope you had a good one.

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  3. Happy Birthday

    Trace
    Jeb

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  4. Happy birthday to TRace and Jeb !Hope you have a really great year😃

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  5. Happy Birthday Jeb and Trace!

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  6. happy birthday trace and jeb hope you had a great and fun day. and awesome year so far

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