My father was William Silas "Si" Ates, Jr. He had two sisters, Christine (Ates) Williams and Patricia (Ates) Hershey. Both my father and his sister Christine are now deceased. My dad was born 08/03/27 and married Frankie Bernice Gregory on June 21, 1947. They had three girls - Melonee Darlene (Ates) Crews, Precious Charmane (Ates) Donnaway and Lashunda Deonne (Ates) Taulbee. Dad died June 22, 1972 after a 10 month illness with lung cancer.
Patricia is still living in Moss Point, MS. She just recently retired from Ingalls Shipbuilding (now Northop Grumman).
My nephew, Trey Taulbee has done some family history work. I hope this information has been of some help to you.