Carol V. Gates, 85, of Cleveland, passed away, Saturday, June 14, 2014, surrounded by her family.
She was born on May 12, 1929, to the late Joe Lee and Nina White.
She was lifelong resident of this area and spent her time loving and caring for her family.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother who loved her grandchildren. She will forever be remembered as a free hearted person who would always give to anyone in need.
In addition to her mother and father she is preceded in death by her husband, Ed Gates; two brothers: Bill and John White; five sisters: Margret Shirk, Beulah Johnson, Marie Moser, Blanch Depty and Ruby Miller.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory five children: Linda Mooneyhan (David), Ollie Hall (Donnie), Nancy Dawkins (Randy), Eddie Gates, and Victoria Gates; one sister, Edith Best; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.
The funeral will be held at noon, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Washington Avenue Baptist Church, 1720 Perry Street SE, Cleveland, TN 37311, with the Rev. Beecher White and the Rev. Ricky Vaughn officiating.
Interment will follow the service in Mount Bethel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday June 17, 2014, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Companion Funeral Home, 2419 Georgetown RD NW, Cleveland, TN 37311.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Carol or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com.