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A memorial service for Naomi Jeanne Whitlock Gates, 70, of Greenville, will be held at a later date by the family and church.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.
Mrs. Gates passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at her residence in Greenville.
Naomi was born Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1947, in Greenville to the late James Harvey and Naomi Gary Whitlock. She married Dalton Dee Gates on June 2, 1976, in Ardmore, Okla. She worked in real estate and lived most of her life in Greenville. She was a member of the Park Street Baptist Church in Greenville.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Dalton Gates of Greenville; sons James Smith of Greenville and Dalton Gates Jr. of Greenville; daughter Mandy Jean and husband Aaron Hyden of Greenville; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son George Smith Jr., brothers Gary Whitlock and Charles Whitlock, and grandson Jonathan Smith.
Published on January 25, 2018
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