Neva Irene Gates


Neva Irene Gates, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, following an extended illness.

She was born in Benton, and loved to sew, work in her flower garden, paint and travel. She was of the Baptist faith.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Ollis and Jewel Dabbs; brothers: Edward and Willard Dabbs; sister, Magalene Cates; and son, Travis Gates.

Survivors include her loving husband of 43 years, Lamar Gates; sons: Steve and Rodger Gibson; stepsons: Randy and Rickie Gates; grandchildren: Alyssa Gibson, Mitchell Gibson, Corey Gates, Kara Leach, Ryan Gates, Summer Gates, Tristan Gates, Chandler Gates, and Blake Woody; and brothers: Robert Dabbs and Lloyd Dabbs.

 The funeral was held Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Companion Funeral Home with burial in Lebanon Cemetery, with Pastor Fletcher Ferris officiating.


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