Originally created 01/27/99

Mr. Bernard Gates



GROVETOWN -- Mr. Bernard M. Gates, of 5313 Cemetery Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Platt's Funeral Home, Belair Road, Evans, with the Rev. Ira Ramey officiating. Burial will be in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Gates, a native of McAndrews, Ky., was a self-employed real estate agent. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Grovetown Lions Club and the Paralyzed Veterans Association.

Survivors include a son, Bert C. Gates, Grovetown; a daughter, Renota Gates-Fry, Columbus; seven brothers, Jack Gates, Palatka, Fla., Danny Paul Gates, Billings, Mont., Kenneth Gates, Bowling Green, Ky., Richard Gates, Charlotte, N.C., Darrell Gates, Reedley, Calif., Billy Gates, Hacienda, Calif., and Joe Gates, San Cupertino, Calif.; two sisters, Kathleen Ramey, Palatka, and Mary Ester Mullins, Belcher, Ky.; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.