Alvin H. Kates

June 25, 1951 ~ November 27, 2021 (age 70)


Mr. Alvin H. Kates, 70, of McRae, Georgia, passed away on November 27, 2021, in his favorite place (home) surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in McRae, Georgia to Robert & Sarah Kates on June 25, 1951.

Alvin attended school at Central High School in McRae, GA. He worked as a Fiberglass Production Specialist for Ownings Corning Fiberglass Company, Fairburn, Georgia for 15 years prior to returning to McRae, GA.

He loved barbequing & fishing, whereas he spent much of his time doing regularly. He was a member of New Shiloh Baptist Church and enjoyed attending with family & friends.

Alvin is preceded in death by both of his loving parents, along with five (5) siblings: Larry (Carolyn) Kates, Willie B (Larry Sr.) Zanders, Margurite Kates, Robert Lewis Kates & Mandy Kates.

Alvin is survived by four (4) daughters: Denise (Virgil) Kates-Truitt of McDonough, GA, LaKessica Kates-Carter of Union City, GA, Sharon (Vince) Kates- Dowell of Fairburn, GA, and Alteria Kates- Scott of Allenhurst, GA.; Seven (7) wonderful grandkids: Taneshia (Dante), Courtney (Richard), Brian (Morgan), Patrice, Jasmine, Jontavious & HIS ADORED ANGEL – Tyjasia. He was also blessed to have eleven (11) Great Grandchildren; Six (6) siblings, who he appreciated and loved: James (Felicia) Kates of Ellenwood, GA, Doris Kates of McRae, GA, Roy Lee Kates of Hinesville, GA, Lynn Kates of Morrow, GA, Nathanial Kates of McRae, GA & Jessie (Eldridge) Kates-Jones of Lumber City, GA. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Memories will be cherished by his loving daughters, whom he loved immensely.


Alvin fought a long battle with his illness and knew what it meant to ask for forgiveness and love. He loved everyone and though have not been perfectly made but perfect he was for GOD – so now he will rest in peace in a greater place.

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December 2, 2021

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ulysses Cummings Chapel of Howard Mortuary
40 North Center Ave.
McRae-Helena, Georgia 31037

December 3, 2021

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Ulysses Cummings Chapel of Howard Mortuary
40 North Center Ave.
McRae-Helena, Georgia 31037

Funeral Service
December 4, 2021

11:00 AM
Corinth CME Church
26 E Andrews Street
McRae, GA 31055

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