Cora Frances Gatewood
Cora Frances Gatewood
  • May 24, 1927 - October 4, 2011
  • Clinton, Mississippi

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Cora Frances Gatewood, 84, died Tuesday October 4, 2011. Funeral services will be held Friday Oct.7, 2011 at 11:00am from the First Baptist Church Raymond. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 till 7:00pm at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Raymond, MS. and Friday from 10:00am till service time at the church. Burial will be in the Raymond Cemetery.

Mrs. Gatewood was born May 24, 1927 in Scott County, MS to Robert and Cora Hunt and was the last surviving of six siblings. She attended East Central Community College before leaving for Atlanta, GA while her husband, Hiram A. Gatewood attended dental school. Mrs. Gatewood lived in Raymond, MS from 1954 until 2007 when she moved to Clinton, MS. She always had a positive outlook on life and enjoyed each and every day.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram A. Gatewood, grandson, Matthew Gatewood and great granddaughter Abbie Gatewood. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved being around family and friends.

Survivors include her sons, Hiram A. Gatewood, Jr., (Mary Ann), Scott Gatewood, (Catherine), Chet Gatewood, (Jennifer). Grandchildren Hiram A. Gatewood III, Tyler Gatewood, Robert Gatewood, Dylan Gatewood and Hannah Gatewood and a great-grandson Ty Gatewood.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Raymond.