Mount Vernon News
  • Joe G. Cates

  • March 1, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — Joe G. Cates, 67, of East Vine Street, Mount Vernon, passed away at his home.

He was born March 12, 1942, in Hot Springs, Ark., to the late Glen and Sara Frances (Berchfield) Cates. Joe was employed as a service technician at IBM and was a jeweler and owned and operated his own Jewelry Store in Monticello, Ark. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his son, Jeff (Carolyn) Cates of Jackson, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Kayla Cates and Lindsay Cates; and a stepbrother, Johnny Cates of Hot Springs, Ark.

There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private graveside service at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Joe G. Cates. To leave a condolence online, visit



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