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2013-07-04 / Obituaries


William Floyd "Mitt" Gates, 91, of Thomasville died Thursday, June 27, 2013 at his home. He was born May 13, 1922 in Dickinson. He was a retired logger, farmer and a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

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

Funeral services were Saturday, June 29 at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Faircloth officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery with O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directing.

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.

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