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Ruth Elizabeth Tate

June 24, 1924 — January 29, 2021

Graveside services for Ruth Hollomon Tate, 96, will be held at Rutherford Cemetery on February 1, 2021.  Karnes & Son Funeral Home are in charge of the services.  Mrs. Tate passed away January 29, 2021 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Mrs. Tate was a long time member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Kenton.  She enjoyed being in the company of many family and friends.  Her favorite social activities included a good game of Rook or Canasta and meeting with the Young at Heart group. She also enjoyed lots of conversation regarding good books and politics.  She was a graduate of Kenton High School and Louisiana State University.  Mrs. Ruth was a teacher, a homemaker, a proud wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Tate; her parents, Cleve & Elizabeth Hollomon; and siblings, Marie Burkhead and Ray Hollomon.  She is survived by her son, Doug Tate, of Rutherford; son, Tracy Tate and wife Lynnette, of Rutherford; grandchildren, Tyler Tate and wife Lauren, Trey Tate and wife Katie; and great grandchildren, Ty, Dax, and Eli.  She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, their children, and one of her closest friends, Dana Penn.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to:

Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home, PO Drawer G, Denton, TX 76202, or

Gibson County Carl Perkins Center, 306 North 22nd Avenue, Humboldt, TN 38343.

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