Mary Esther Sled Gates Obituary:
Funeral Date: 3/21/2007
Mary Esther Sled Gates age 84, of Banks, Ark. died Sunday, March 18 in her home. She was born April 22, 1922 in Bradley County Arkansas a daughter of the late John E. Sled and Margaret Davidson Sled. She was a housewife, homemaker and a member of the Springhill Freewill Baptist Church. On May 9th, 1936, she married Alva Gates and he died February 14, 2005. Also preceding her in death is a son Kenny Gates, 3 brothers Willie Sled, Wesley Sled and Noah Sled; 2 sisters Lillie Creed and Evia Rowell and 2 great-grandchildren Christopher Hoskins and Benjamin Murphy. She is survived by 3 daughters, Eva Nell Hoskins and spouse Ron and Sharon Doherty and spouse Oscar all of Banks, Ark.; Pat Harper and spouse Curtis, Star City, Ark.; a brother E.D. Sled, Fontana Ca. 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were 10:00am Wednesday, March 21st at Frazerís Chapel by Rev. Roy Grice and Rev Victor Hunter. Linda Barrett was the organist and Paul Grice and Randi Ross sang. Burial was in Sled Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Gary Hoskins, Ron Hoskins, Jr, Chris Reed, Steve Blasengame, Kenneth Doherty and Michael McManus. Honorary pallbearers were the members of Springhill Freewill Baptist Church and Victor Hunter.