KOSCIUSKO ó Willie B. Gates, 66, died Nov. 27, 2013, at the State Veterans Home. Services are Tuesday at noon at New Hope Woodland MB Church with the Rev. Levon Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houston. Visitation is Monday from 3-6 p.m. at Carterís Mortuary Services Chapel. Mr. Gates was born Feb. 20, 1947, in Chickasaw County to the late Udell White and Jessie Mae White. He was a member of New Hope Woodland MB Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tommie Scott White; and sister, Annie M. Graham. Survivors include his daughters, Mary C. Hamilton, Cheryl D. Bowens and Carla M. Gates; brother, Charles White; sisters, Mary Jean Vance, Johnnie Mae White, Jo Ann White, Gladys Marshall, Jessie Faye Armstrong, Mary Buford, Johnnie M. Hunter and Ruby Lofton; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on December 1, 2013
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