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Byron O'Neal Gates

April 2, 1936 August 22, 2010
Byron O'Neal Gates
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Byron O'Neal Gates, 74 of Ardmore, Tennessee died on Sunday, August 22, 2010, at the VA Medical Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.Born Thursday, April 2, 1936 in Veto, Alabama, he was the son of the late Hershel Gates and the late Delia White Gates.He was a member of Wheelerton Baptist Church Delrose, TN, and enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed horses, gardening, hunting, and anything outdoors. He was a Veteran of the US Army, serving in Vietnam.Surviving are his wife: Marge Hathcock Gates of Elkton, TN, son, Kevan Haley of Elkton, TN, brothers, Carl Gates of Athens, AL and Hank Gates of Ardmore, TN, sisters, Iris Dean McAnear of Decatur, AL and Lucille Hargrove of Elkton, TN, four grandchildren: Alicia, Daniel, Jody, Christy, and 7 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, by a son, Hershel Byron Gates, brothers, Allen Gates, Gerald Gates and Mack Gates, sister, Lorene Adams.Graveside Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at Gatlin Cemetery with Bro. William Lewis and Rev. Dwain Brown officiating.The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Alabama.

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