Owner of historic soul food restaurant passes away

Owner of South Memphis soul food restaurant passes away

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The owner of a historic soul food restaurant has passed away.

Jo Ellen Bates died Monday.

Bates owned The Four Way, a historic restaurant that opened in 1946.

The establishment has been featured in rap videos and made Andrew Zimmern’s List on the Travel Channel.

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