Clifton R. Cates, 54, of Walden, Vt., and formerly of Shallotte, died unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, from injuries sustained in a wreck.
He was born Feb. 25, 1958, in Durham, a son of the late William and Mary (Cox) Cates.
Survivors include the love of his life, Kathy Cates; a stepson, Matthew Bashaw; three grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Jones of Oviedo, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
All services will be private at the convenience of the immediate family.
In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the Vermont Kidney Association, P.O. Box 244, Burlington, VT 05402.
Private online condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements by Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, Hardwick, Vt.
Published in The Brunswick Beacon on Oct. 5, 2012