2014-04-17 / Obituaries


James Franklin Gates, 41, of Sweet Water died March 30, 2014 at Choctaw General Hospital. He was born Oct. 21, 1972 in Thomasville.

Survivors include his wife, Ashley Hill Gates, Sweet Water; son, Aiden Hill, Sweet Water; brother, Curtis (Kim) Gates, Sweet Water; sister, Dianne (Gene) Cobb, Sweet Water; niece, Rebecca Gates, nephew, Kennedy Cobb, niece, Melody Cobb, nephew, Zachary Cobb, special friend, Charlie Wainright.

The service was April 2 at 3 p.m. at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Aaron Carpenter officiating. Burial was in the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Sweet Water.

Active pallbearers were Frank McGilberry, Adam Ballard II, Ryan Morgan, Joey Stephens, Mike Lewis, Danny Hayne.

Alternate pallbearer was Kennedy Cobb.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the South Marengo Fire and Rescue Squad.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed. (13-1tp)

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