MacFarlane Lafferty Cates Jr.
1927 - 2021
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MacFarlane Lafferty Cates Jr.
November 9, 1927 - May 2, 2021
Spartanburg, South Carolina - MacFarlane Lafferty Cates Jr, 93, died Sunday, May 2, 2021.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on May 5, 2021.
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May 12, 2021
Margie, Kitta, And family, I send you my heartfelt sympathies and love, I know you are grieving but” if we did not love we would not grieve”I will continue to pray for Mack’s Peace and your comfort
Dexter Brown Bridges
May 5, 2021
Please except my deepest sympathies, May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Simone Taylor
May 5, 2021
Mac was a great businessman and a true philanthropist for his community, State and Nation. he was one of "the Greatest Generation" in our midst.
He will be missed!
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of their loss. He will not be forgotten, rest well Mac!

Sterling Anderson
Sterling Anderson
May 5, 2021
An honor to have known him as well as his humor
Kenneth Osborne Cook
May 5, 2021
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May 5, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 4, 2021
Mr. Cates was an icon of the textile business. He was southern born and Princeton educated. He would tell stories and recite poetry that made him a kind of South Carolinian Winston Churchill. He was full of wit and wisdom, the latter of which prepared him for what he called “fishing around the bend of the stream”. Good hunting and catching, Mr Cates.
Joe Lanier III
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