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William Cates

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HARRISON, Tenn. - Graveside service for William Bailey Cates, 83, of Harrison, formerly of Paducah, were at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military rites.

He died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his home.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a former employee of Kolb Brothers Drug Co. in Paducah and retired from The Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau.

His parents were Maude and Claude Cates.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Cates; one son, Jeff Cates of Raleigh, N.C.; one daughter, Lisa Cates of Louisville, Ky.; three stepsons, Mike Ricketts, William Ricketts and Thomas Ricketts; one sister, Betty Garrett of Paducah; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Chattanooga at www.hospiceofchattanooga.org.

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