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  Van Alstyne Cemetery
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Rayfield Tate

Van Alstyne Leader
February 8, 1979

Rayfield Tate
Services for Rayfield Tate, 59, of Van Alstyne who died Monday at a Bonham veteran's hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Eastside Church of Christ in Van Alstyne conducted by Melvin Schappell.
Burial will be at the Van Alstyne Cemetery directed by Smith Memorial Chapel of Denison.
Mr. Tate was born in Colbert, Okla., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lucious Tate, attended Van Alstyne schools, and was married to Mary McKinney on May 3, 1943, in Van Alstyne.  He was a member of the Eastside Church of Christ, a U.S. Army veteran, and was an assistant lab technician at the Bonham Veteran's Administration Hospital.
Surviving are his wife; daughters, Mrs. Ann Orr of Grapevine, Mrs. Dale Taylor of Celeste and Miss Dorothy Tate of Van Alstyne; brothers, Homer Tate of Omaha, Neb., Marshall Tate of Forth Worth, Ernest and Recice Tate, both of Oklahoma City; and Randal Tate of Tulsa; sisters, Mrs. Alberta McKinney and Mrs. Althea Storey, both of Denison, Mrs. Olivia Tate of Omaha and Mrs. Liza Tate of Frederick, Okla.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers are nephews.
The family will be at the home in Van Alstyne.

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