June 12 1931 February 21 2020
Mary E. Cates age 88 of El Dorado, formerly of Strong and Huttig passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 at Hudson Memorial Nursing Home. Mary was born on June 12, 1931 in San Augustine, TX to the late Julia and James Edward Ferguson. Mary was a retired cutter for Con Agra Chicken Processing Plant, having served 17 years before her retirement. She was a longtime member of Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in Strong, where she thoroughly enjoyed attending. She enjoyed picking up and taking many people to work at Con Agra over the years and especially loved taking care of her chickens, cats and dogs. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, James Edward Garcia and Lloyd Cates; all of her siblings and one infant child. Survivors include; two daughters, Judy Ferguson of El Dorado, and Missy Shankle and husband Matt of Urbana; two sons, James Edward Garcia Jr., and Dan Garcia both of Huttig; three grandsons, Ethan McMillon, Wyatt Shankle and Zach McMillon all of Urbana. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Bailey Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10:00 am on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Bailey funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Odom officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of El Dorado. The family would like to especially thank all the staff of Hudson Memorial Nursing Home for their special care to Mrs Cates. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mary E Cates please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Mary E Cates June 12 1931 February 21 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Junction City, state: Arkansas