Southaven Mayor Joe Cates Funeral Arrangements

Southaven, Ms

By: TJ Cates

Funeral Arrangements for Mayor Joe Cates
Joseph A. Cates 85, of Southaven, MS passed away on October 15, 2018 at North Delta Hospice in Southaven. He was born in Nankipoo, TN on January 2, 1933 to the late Joseph Leroy Cates and Nettie Gamble Cates.
Mr. Cates was very active in his community. He served as Mayor of Southaven from 1985-1997. He also served as Justice of the Peace and Supervisor of District II in DeSoto County as well as a reserved deputy for the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department.

Mr. Cates took the upmost pride in serving his community. He was a past president of the Mississippi Municipal League and participated in the Rotary Club, the Lion’s Club, and the Chamber of Commerce. He also served our country in the United States Navy.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2019 in the chapel of Twin Oaks Funeral Home from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10:00 am at DeSoto Hills Baptist Church (4680 Getwell Road, Southaven, MS 38671). Interment will take place at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens in Southaven.
Arrangements made by Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, 662-349-9720.