Alvin Garland Cates, age 79, passed away on April 4, 2012 at his home in Manchester, Tennessee.
A retired Operating Engineer, Mr. Cates was born October 31, 1932 in Huntsville, Alabama to his parents, the late Horace D. Cates and Mamie Henshaw Cates.
He is survived by his loving wife, Clara F. Edgeman Cates of Manchester, Tennessee; sons, Terry Cates, Allen Cates and Gregory Cates; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service with Masonic Rites is scheduled for Monday, April 9, 2012 at 4:00 P.M. at the Chapel of Central Funeral Home in Manchester, Tennessee.
Central Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.