James Marvin Cates, 82, of McRae, died Sunday, July 8, 2012. He was born May 8, 1930, to John and Sarah Richardson Cates. He was a member of Royal Hill Baptist Church in Floyd and worked for the highway department for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Holly of Gravel Hill and Victoria Burns of Hot Springs; two stepchildren, Phyllis Dawson and husband Norman of Kingsland, Calif., and James Weatherly and wife Lanette of Beebe; a sister, Lucy Reeves of Greers Ferry; a brother, Leon Cates of Russellville; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home.

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