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Barry Cates dies




Barry Cates, 72, died August 29 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Born in Granville County, N.C., he was a son of the late Erwin and Allie Mae Hall Cates. He was the father of the late Albert Cates and Chris Cates.

Cates was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked for 30 years at the John Umstead Hospital in Buckner, N.C. He retired in 1997.

Surviving are two sons, Barry Cates Jr., Ivel, and Andy Cates, Sandlick; four daughters, Rhonda Adams, Sergent; Michelle Fleming, Mayking; Lisa Gibson, Prestonsburg; and Shondra Banks, Craft’s Colly; a brother and two sisters; 19 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


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