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2014-04-17 / Obituaries


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

He is survived by his wife, Ashley Hill Gates of Sweet Water; son, Aiden Hill of Sweet Water; brother, Curtis (Kim) Gates of Sweet Water; sister, Dianne (Gene) Cobb of Sweet Water; nieces, Rebecca Gates and Melody Cobb; nephews, Kennedy Cobb and Zachary Cobb and special friend, Charlie Wainright.

Funeral services were April 2 at O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Aaron Carpenter officiating. Interment followed at the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Sweet Water with O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directing.

Active pallbearers were Frank McGilberry, Adam Ballard, II, Ryan Morgan, Joey Stephens, Mike Lewis and Danny Hayne. Alernate pallbearer was Kennedy Cobb. Honorary pallbearers were members of the South Marengo Fire and Rescue Squad.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

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