William Earl Moates, Jr. – Trenton, SC

Thurmond Burnett          Phone: (803)637-6536

David T. Burnett                       Fax: (803)637-6006

Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home, Inc.

Established 1902

801 Columbia Road

Post Office Box 389

Edgefield, South Carolina 29824








December 7, 2018


William Earl Moates, Jr.

Trenton, SC


  1. Earl Moates. Jr., 71, husband of Jane Padgett Moates, of Edgefield Road, died Thursday,

December 6, 2018 in Augusta, GA.


Graveside services will be Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 PM at Ebenezer Cemetery in Trenton, SC.


Mr. Moates was born in Newberry, SC, and was the son of the late William Earl, Sr. and Ellen Black Moates. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, and was an employee of Country Boy Farms.


Survivors include his wife; 7 children, Judy (Theo) Zweig, Barbara Brown, William (Kim) Moates, Ruth (Everette) Chrisco, Michael (Shelly) Williams, Chad (Jackie) Williams, and Kari (Mike) Morris;

1 sister, Mickie (John) Terry; 3 brothers, Bill Moates, Luther (Linda) Moates, and Bobby (Betty Gail) Moates; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by 1 brother, Olin Moates; two sisters, Earlene Foster, and Rachel Preston; and 1 grandson, Clay Moates.


The family is at the home of Kari Morris and will receive friends Saturday, December 8 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.


Please sign the online register book at www.edgefieldmercantilefh.com.