Alva Benjamin Gates Obituary:
Funeral Date: 2/16/2005
Alva Benjamin Gates, age 88, of Banks, AR., died Monday February 14, at is home. Born November 14, 1916 in Bradley County a son of the late Willie Ted Gates and Mable Dailey Gates he was a retired Potlatch Corp. employee and member of Springhill Freewill Baptist Church. Also, preceding him in death was a son Kenny Gates. Survivors are his wife Mary E. Sled Gates whom he married May 9, 1936. 3 daughters Eva Nell Hoskins of Banks, AR., Patricia Ann Harper of Star City, AR. And Sharon Kay Doherty of Banks, AR. 2 sisters Noma Kitchens of Banks, AR. and Bernice Adams of Warren, AR. 7 grandchildren and 15 Great-grandchildren. Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feburary 16, Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Roy Grice, Jr. and Rev. Victor Hunter officiating. Janice Sullivan played the organ and Paul Grice sang. Burial was in Sled Cemetery near Banks by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Kenneth Doherty, Michael McManus, Ron Hoskins, Jr., Gary Hoskins, Bill Murphy, Chris Reed and Steve Blasingame.