2013-06-26 / Obituaries


William Floyd “Mitt” Gates, 91, of Thomasville died June 27, 2013 at his residence.

He was born May 13, 1922 in Dickinson. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He was a retired logger and farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Flora Dean Phillips Gates, Thomasville; four sons, Jerry (Cathy) Gates, Dwayne (Donna) Gates, Randy (Lynn) Gates, Phil (Sharon) Gates, all of Thomasville; one daughter, Shirley Gates Bowers, Mobile; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

The service was June 29 at 1 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Faircloth officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Thomasville.

Active pallbearers were Daniel Fendley, Jason Gates, Rick Gates, Cody Gates, Cory Gates, John Gates and Rusty Gates.

Honorary pallbearers were Larry Gates, Bill Gates, Terry Gates, David Rush, Buddy Davis, Julius Johnson, Jack McHaney, Cullen Presnall, John Champion, Bruce Phillips and Larry Gates Jr.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

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