- July 11, 1958 - October 5, 2015
- Auburn, Georgia
of James' Passing
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“I was grieved to hear of Eddie's passing. I will always remember the friendship we had while working together at the Dairy Queen and spending time...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Almand - Tallahassee, FL
“My thoughts and prayers are extended for "Eddie's" family. It's been many years, but the memories are sweet. God bless you.
2 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Goodroe Parrish - NC
“We are grieved to hear of the passing of Eddie. We thank the LORD that he was in Service for HIM in so many ways! He brought such great Memories of...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: J.C. & Sara Goodroe. - Moultrie, GA
“Eddie and I graduated from High School together and worked at the DQ while going to college. He was always a great friend. There couldn't have been...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: DIANE NEWSOME WRIGHT - MOULTRIE, GA
“So sorry for your loss. Ed was a great friend.
5 of 10 | Posted by: Karlie Harris - Pendergrass, GA
“My deepest sympathy on the loss of Ed. I worked with Ed for several years at Mayer Electric. People like Ed Cates do not come along very often. There...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Ron Brimeyer - West Des Moines, IA
“I went through high school with Eddie. He was a good man. I am sure you will be receive other messages from his classmate. You have my sincere...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: J reid
“Just wanted to let you all know that I am keeping you all close in thought and prayer.
8 of 10 | Posted by: Frances McGinty - Tifton, GA
“Ed and I met because we were both members of the Sons of Jubal. When SOJ made their mission trip to Russia, Ed and I were thrown together and he...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Walt Pinder - Jesup, GA
“Doc and Sara,
Your hearts are heavy now and I am praying for God to give you the added strength you need to make it through. We know He has been...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Joyce Carr - Tifton, GA
James Edward "Ed" Cates of Auburn, Georgia, loving Son, Brother, Nephew, Cousin and Friend was born July 11, 1958 in Moultrie, Georgia and entered into God's Kingdom October 5, 2015. Ed was a member of Auburn First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Music Director and Church Administer. Ed was a member of The Sons of Jubal, a music ministry of the Georgia Baptist Convention. He traveled to Russia, China and North Korea to perform the gospel message in song. Ed was the assistant manager at the Bojangles in Jefferson. He also served as the manager of the Homeport Farm Mart, Winder, and as a training supervisor at Meyer Electric. Ed served as the Chief of Staff to The Honorable Terry England. He enjoyed playing the piano, teaching music, cooking and sharing his faith with others. A devout Christian, Ed continued to study God's word and sharing his testimony with others.
Surviving are Parents, Clara Cates, James "Doc" and Sara Cates, Sister, Charlotte Cates, Aunts and Uncle, Regena Pevy, Garry Lee, Sharon Hortman and Susan Hardin, Sister, Michelle Barnes, Brothers, Curt Malcom and Steve Miller, Numerous Cousins, Brother-in-Christ, Albert Grinneil, Brother and Sister-in-Christ, Terry and Cindy England.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 4:00 P. M. from the Auburn First Baptist Church with Terry England, Lee Sass and Chris Parkin officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for contributions to be made to Auburn First Baptist Church, Affinis Hospice or the American Cancer Society