Mary Lois (Foster) Cate

March 2, 1948 ~ February 24, 2021 (age 72)


Mary L. Cate, 72, of Blaine, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Allene Foster; brothers, Jim Foster, Bobby Foster, and Jerry Foster; and nieces, Amanda Hodge-Myers and Gwen Foster-Lawson.

She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Herb Cate; son, Will (Kim) Cate; daughter, Elizabeth Cate; grandchildren, Austin, Ethan, Mary Grace, Aiden, Sammie Joe, Maggie Mae, and Leigha; sisters, Helen (James) Dyer, Dorothy “Dot” Foster, Carolyn (Steve) Hodge; brother, Kenny (Angela) Foster; sister-in-law, Dorothy Foster; several nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends who love her dearly.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, February 27, 2021, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm with a funeral service to follow at 7pm with Rev. Will Cate and Dr. Neil Gant officiating.

Friends and family will meet at Clear Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Mascot on Monday, March 1 2021, at 12:00 pm for a graveside service. 

Pallbearers:  Will, Austin, Ethan, Aiden, Andrew, Steve, and Sammie Joe.

Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge,

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February 27, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Smith-Reagan Funeral Home
326 Water St
Rutledge, TN 37861

Funeral Service
February 27, 2021

7:00 PM
Smith-Reagan Funeral Home
326 Water St
Rutledge, TN 37861

Graveside Service
March 1, 2021

12:00 PM
Clear Springs BC Cemetery - Mascot
3709 Clear Springs Rd
Mascot, TN 37806

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