CATES, HOWARD - age 72, went to join the Lord on February 14, 2014, at Starr Regional Etowah Campus. He was born on November 29, 1941, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by parents, August and Ora Cates; five brothers; five sisters; two sons; one grandson; a host of nieces and nephews. Left to cherish his memory: daughters, Bridgett (Ernest) Eady and Pam Pannell; sons, Anthony, Ronnie (Girlie) Cates Steve Welcome; sisters, Pauline Cates, Joyce Wykle and Stella Nichols; step children, Connie, Vivian, William Tate and Michael Shawn Smith; special friends, Annie Cates and Carolyn Tate Cates; a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 21, 2014, at 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. with service to follow at Unity Mortuary Chapel. Arrangements with integrity by Unity Mortuary. Mr. Cates' guestbook can be signed on line at www.unitymortuary.com or www.legay.com.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Feb. 15 to Feb. 20, 2014
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