Sue Robinson Scates – obituary

by Feb 2, 2016OBITUARIES0 comments


WAYNESVILLE – Sue Robinson Scates, 92, died on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Autumn Care Nursing and Rehab. Sue was born in Buncombe County on Nov. 28, 1923, to the late Rex and Irene “Pete” Scarbrough Robinson.  She worked as a teacher’s aide in the school system for many years and was instrumental in starting the church library. Sue genuinely cared about people, especially children. Most of all, she loved her Lord and her family.

In addition to her parents, Sue was preceded in death by her husband, George Franklin Scates; sister, Bernice Stewart; grandson Christopher Alan Welsh; and nephew, Gerald Stewart.

Left to cherish her memory is a son, Rusty Scates; a daughter, Terrie Welsh; and Janica Stewart.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Hazelwood Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Patrick Womack officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12-1pm prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hazelwood Presbyterian Church or to Autumn Care Nursing and Rehab.

Burial will follow services at Green Hill Cemetery.

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