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Wilbur Tate

Wilbur Edward Tate, 89, of Dunlap passed away Monday, December 26, 2011.

He was a member of Cartwright First Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Navy. He owned a trucking company and was very generous with donations to several organizations.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Ola Pickett Tate and sisters, Lora Suggs and Violet Duncan.

Survivors include his nieces and nephews, Larry Duncan, Diane Fiore, Joyce Turner, Ed Summers, Retha Suggs and Joe Suggs.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 29 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Burgess officiating.

Burial was in Pickett Cemetery.

An online guestbook is at

Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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