Arthur F. Gates

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Funeral service for Arthur F. Gates, 88, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, 1400 Noble St., Anniston. (Family and friends are asked to please meet at the church.) Mr. Gates passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland. Born July 12, 1928, he had lived in Anniston, before moving to Lake County 14 years ago. Mr. Gates was a retired Lt. Col. of the U.S. Army. Arthur loved the military and served in the Korean War. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and First United Methodist Church in Anniston. His passion was collecting military items and was a huge history buff. He was the loving father of Cynthia G. (Michael) Yoke and William F. (JoAnn) Gates; and cherished grandfather of Matthew, Elizabeth, Ashley, Catherine, Courtney, Jamie and Katie. Arthur was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Grace H. (nee Hooten) Gates; and parents, Frederick and Jewel (nee Ellis) Gates. Arrangements are entrusted to McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes in Willoughby and Mentor. To leave condolences for the family, order flowers or light a memorial candle, visit
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First United Methodist Church
1400 Noble St
Anniston, AL 36201
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Published in The Anniston Star on Apr. 16, 2017