Mrs. Gertrude Collins Scates

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Mrs. Gertrude Collins Scates, 90, died Sunday, July 22, 2018, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Barron Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Shaffer officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Barron Funeral Home.
Mrs. Scates was born Dec. 23, 1927, in Cummings, Ga., and was a daughter of the late Tan and Ellen Collins. She attended the schools of Cummings, Ga. and was retired from Springs Industries.
The family wishes to say a special heartfelt thank you to her son Doug for being Mrs. Scates' caretaker for so many years.
She is survived by six children, Eddie Scates, Bobby Scates, Tim Scates, Doug Scates and Shelia Aiken (Lester), all of Chester, and Tammy Hudson of Forest City, N.C.; special niece, Carol Catoe of Forest City, N.C.; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Scates was preceded in death by one son, David Scates; one daughter, Vickie Flynn; and her husband of over 72 years, Jack Scates.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of S.C., 173 Columbia St., Chester, SC 29706; or First Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1656, Chester, SC 29706.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.barronfuneralhome.com.
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Barron Funeral Home
133 Wylie Street
Chester, SC 29706
803-385-2119
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Published in The News & Reporter on July 28, 2018