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Vernor E. "Boots" Gates



Vernor E. "Boots" Gates

AUGUSTA, GA: Vernor E. "Boots" Gates, 60, entered into rest on Monday, November 26, 2012.

"Boots" was born to the late James A Gates and Goldie M Gates Jevas. He was a member of Shining Light Baptist Church in Marion, OH, and he was an owner of GVR Heating and Air. Vernor was preceded in death by his son, Vernor Elwood Gates II; siblings, Larry and Polly Baughman, Jerry Gates, Peggy Cantrell, Frankie Gates; step father, Gus Jevas; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gates is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Gates of Augusta, GA; daughter, Kathleen Gates (Kyle) Edwards of Augusta, GA; siblings, James Edward (Jenny) Gates, Brenda Gates, Bill Cantrell, Randy (Sonya) Gates, Regina (Donald) Shepherd, Harold (Deb) Gates, and Shelly (Kenny) Knapp; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Chapel Heights Memorial Gardens in Marion, OH with Deacon Barry Hensley of Shining Light Baptist Church officiating.

Published in the The Marion Star on Dec. 1, 2012
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