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Pates, John E.
John E. Pates, 49, of Galesburg died at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2011 at his home.

He was born June 9, 1962 in Galesburg the son of L.M. and Dorothy Ann Smallwood Pates. He married Sharon Pate July 1995 in Galesburg. She survives.

Also surviving is his father, L.M. (Fannie Mae) Pates; two daughters, Jessica and Christina Pates, both of Galesburg; his brother, Lynn Pates of Bloomington, Ill.; and a sister, Linda (Archie) Baker of Galesburg. He is preceded in death by his mother.

John had worked for St. Mary's Square Living Center for 8 years, before becoming disabled in 1991. He has lived in Galesburg his entire life and graduated from Galesburg High School in 1980. John was a member of the Second Baptist Church.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the New Home Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Cato will officiate. No visitation is scheduled. The family will receive friends following the service at the W. L. Darrow Lodge #10. Cremation was accorded. Memorials may be made to the family. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family in arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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