CARROLLTON, Ala. — Ann Jones Gates, 71, died May 18, 2020, at DCH Regional Medical Center. A graveside service was at 11 a.m. May 20, 2020, in Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery, with Tommy Smothers officiating. Visitation followed in the church. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Gates was born Sept. 3, 1948, in Columbus, to the late James Frank Jones and Willie Lucille Duncan Jones. She was formerly employed with Pickens County Herald and was a member of Springhill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother. She is survived by her husband, Charlie Gerald Gates; children, John Wayne Gates and Marty Gerald Gates; siblings, Nan Elliott, Diane Cowart, Jeanette Swain, Bobby Jones, Bubba Jones and Sonny Johnson; and five grandchildren. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on May 27, 2020
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