Betty Jean Cates
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Betty Jean Cates, age 74 of Murfreesboro, passed away September 9, 2012 at Community Care of Rutherford County.
She was a native of Grundy, VA but resided in Murfreesboro, TN. Betty was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Smyrna and a homemaker.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Malone and Beulah Smith Malone; husband, Charles O. Cates, Sr. and brothers, Jesse Malone and Kenny Malone.
She is survived by her sons, Gary (Ava) Cates of Murfreesboro, James (Lorinda) Cates of Shelbyville and Charles O. (Stephanie) Cates, Jr. of Chapel Hill; daughters, Kim (Larry) Frye and Sue (Wendell) Lehew, both of Murfreesboro; brothers, Donald Malone, Max Malone and J.C. Malone; sister, Dean Newman; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Chapel Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Jennings and Ayers Chapel, with Dr. Todd Kirkland officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, with family and friends serving as Active Pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home, 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130; (615) 893-2422. Please leave condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com
JENNINGS AYERS FUNERAL HOME
820 S CHURCH ST Murfreesboro, TN 37130-4928
Published in The Daily News Journal on Sept. 11, 2012