Sibyl Cates, 95, of Fouke, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at her home.

Mrs. Cates was born Sept. 20, 1917, in Fouke. She was an educator and coach; former president of the local AARP chapter; and member of Silver-Haired Legislator, Texarkana Humane Society Board of Directors, Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, Sylverino Cemetery Board of Directors and Boyd Union Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Cates.

Survivors include one daughter, Gayle Cates; one brother, Roscoe Lantrip; five special caregivers and nieces, Lacrisha Bryant, Vicki Ramsey, Kacy Frazier, Sue Rea and Erin Frazier; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at East Funeral Home, Downtown, with the Rev. Bill Robinson and Phillip Spiros officiating. Burial will be in Sylverino Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Texarkana Humane Society, P.O. Box 5020, Texarkana, TX 75505; Hospice of Texarkana; Sylverino Cemetery; Fouke Cemetery; or Boyd Union Church building fund.

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Published: 01/09/2013