Carlton "Carl" Duane Cates

Wednesday May 31, 1944 - Saturday September 5, 2020
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Carlton “Carl” Duane Cates, 76, of Maynard, Arkansas, passed away at the Saline Memorial Hospital, in Benton, on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Carl was born on Wednesday, May 31, 1944, in Maynard, to Tommy and Irene Buckley Cates.

Carl was a loving husband, son, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, neighbor, and friend. He was also a member of the Skaggs Church of Christ, in Pocahontas.

Carl is preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Irene Buckley Cates; and one brother, Henry Cates.

Carl leaves behind his wife, Nellie Rowland Cates, of the home; one daughter, Carla (Michael) Adams, of Pensacola, Florida; two step-sons, Ron (Ester) Williams, of Navarre, Florida, and Don Williams, of Tallahassee, Florida; one brother, Vernon (Laura) Cates, of Pocahontas, Arkansas; five grandchildren, David (Sneh) Wood, of London, England, Lenay (Andrew) Bibona, of Milton, Florida, Amanda (Michael) Marinko, of Crestview, Florida, Carlton Manning, and Brooke Manning, both of Pensacola, Florida; eight great-grandchildren, Tyla, Lily, Ava, Cayden, Jacob, Skyla, Layla, and Clark; and many other loved ones and friends.

All services for Carl will be held in the chapel of the Fears Family Funeral Home, in Pocahontas, Arkansas, on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Carl’s funeral service will immediately follow, beginning at 6:00 pm.

Cremation has been chosen as the method of final disposition and the cremation process will be initiated at the conclusion of all services.

The family wishes to respectfully designate the following individuals as honorary pallbearers, Bill Polson, David Pierce, James Anderson, Ron Williams, Don Williams, and Carlton Manning.

COVID-19 restrictions are in effect. Those attending must follow the directives issued by the Governor of Arkansas that include, but are not limited to, the following: wearing a face covering, signing the contact registry, and maintaining social distancing at all times.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday September 9, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday September 9, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Fears Family Funeral Home Chapel
    2803 Hwy 67 South
    POCAHONTAS, AR 72455
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday September 9, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Wednesday September 9, 2020 6:00pm
    Fears Family Funeral Home Chapel
    2803 Hwy 67 South
    POCAHONTAS, AR 72455
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Vivian Rowland

Posted at 09:20pm
Uncle Carl, Thank You for everything you did for me, Memorials for my grandmother, my mother and my honey. THANK You for loving and caring so much for my wonderful Aunt Nell. I love you and will miss you very much. Sincere Condolences to the family and friends. Love Vivian

Mandy Marinko

Posted at 07:14pm
I will see you again one day. I love you very much.
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David and Sneh Wood

Posted at 03:36pm
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