She was a native of the Awalt Community, in Franklin County; she was the daughter of the late Tobe and Dovie Smith Stewart.
She was a retired CNA from the LifeCare Center of Tullahoma and was of the Methodist faith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; George E. Cates and her former husband, Orville Riddle, two brothers; A.C. Stewart and Dalton Stewart, and one daughter; Carole Davis Bearden Moore.
She is survived by two daughters; Nancy (Bob) Lawrence of Tullahoma, Sarah (Steve) McPherson of Vance, AL, one son; Terry Riddle of Tullahoma, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grand children, and 2 great great grandchildren, and her beloved dog Twiggy.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, from 5:00PM until 8:00PM at the Tullahoma Funeral Home.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted Thursday, at 10:00AM, at Maplewood Cemetery in Tullahoma with Bro. Billy Ray Painter officiating.
The family suggests that donations be made to the Tullahoma Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 807, Tullahoma, TN. 37388.
Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.