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Posted: 21 Apr 1998 6:00AM GMT
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:32AM GMT
Claude Cates, Retired Mail Carrier, Dies
Claude Medlock Cates, 76, Nortonville, a retired rural mail carrier, died in Hopkins County Hospital here at 1:15 am today. He had suffered a stroke last July.
Mr Cates was born near Nebo July 16, 1882, and lived there until going to Nortonville 38 years ago. He had carried mail on Nortonville route 1 for 38 years. He was a member of the Concord General Baptist church at Manitou.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs Grace L Cates; a daughter, Mrs Helen Ford; three sons, Robert Cates, Belleville, Ill.; Willard Cates, Amelia, Ohio; and Wallard Cates, Ft Lauderdale, Fla., eight grandchildren; three brothers, Dan Cates, Madisonville; Verge Cates, Nebo; and Marshall Cates, Nebo; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed. The body is at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville.
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