Claude Erskin Cato, 98, of Jacksonville peacefully departed this earth Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.
She was born Sept. 25, 1911 in Greenbrier to George Washington Cato and Ethel Tucker Loveless Cato.
This blended family was comprised of eight other siblings; half brothers Edgar, Chester, and Alvin Cato, Doyle and Charlie Loveless and brothers Emory and Harley (Dobie) Cato and Lydia Cato Wright the only sister.
Claude was a carpenter and home builder, a Mason and a Baptist by faith.
Claude was a resident of Worley Place in Jacksonville, a senior citizen facility, where he had made many friends.
Claude is survived by his children Ferrell D. Cato Sr. (Janie) of Conway, Marlis Brown Wheeler (Tom) of Jacksonville, and Michael E. Cato (Paulette) of Spring, Texas, also 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and his only living sibling Emory J. Cato (Flora) 95 of Little Rock along with many friends.
Claude was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Orilla Price Cato in 1995 and a son Ronnie Cato who died at birth and a great grandchild.
Visitation for family and friends will be at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, 801 8th Ave. in Conway, from 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Graveside service only will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crestlawn Memorial Cemetery east of Conway.
Officiating will be the Rev. Bobby Martin of Spring, Texas, and the Rev. W. David Moore of Little Rock.
Pallbearers will be Claude’s grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fish Net Missions, 1700 Swift Dr, Jacksonville, Ark., 72076.