Alice Adams Cates Cheairs

Born in Nashville, TN on October 25, 1940

Departed on February 4, 2014 and resided in Nashville, TN

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CHEAIRS, Alice Adams Cates, age 73. Passed away suddenly February 4, 2014 at Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, Tn. Born October 25, 1940, she was preceded in death by her parents, James H. and Alice S. Cates. She is survived by her devoted husband, Jeff Cheairs; daughter, Allison Corlew VonColln (Erik); grandchildren, Addison and Emerson VonColln; sister, Nancy Cates (Ed Broadwell); brother, John Cates (Lynn); nieces, Lynlee Kennedy (Lee), and Holland Cates; nephews, Robin Appleton, and John “Jay” Cates, Jr.; great-nephews, Locke and Cates Kennedy.

Alice, known as “Dede” to family, and “Cede” by granddaughters, loved her church, her family and friends. She will especially be missed by her “ya-yas” of the poker group who will miss her humor and laughter. We all will miss her loving nature and generous spirit.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m.Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 100 Cross Timbers Drive, with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be directed to Bellevue Presbyterian Room in the Inn, one of Alice’s favorite local outreach missions.

4 Comments to Alice Adams Cates Cheairs

  1. Tracy Cobb
    February 8, 2014 3:40 pm

    My other mom…words can’t express how much I’ll miss your face and your spark and love for life. I’ve loved you my whole life and my heart aches for everyone who loves you. I know your kind and loving spirit will live on in your beautiful granddaughters. I’ll take good care of your girl…I promise. All my love, ❤️ Tracy

  2. The Nygren Family
    February 8, 2014 3:45 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We love you.

  3. Betty Jane Maples Taylor
    February 10, 2014 2:04 pm

    I am shocked and saddened by the loss of Alice and extend my sympathy to her family, especially Nancy and John. She was my brother’s first sweetheart in the first grade, our mothers/families were good friends and two of the most fun weeks of my life were spent with Alice in June 1960 when we went to June Week at the Naval Academy and then to NYC for a week. She was special.

  4. Lisa Hicks Mosley
    February 11, 2014 11:49 am

    My sister Claire and I played with Alice and Nancy as children as our mothers were good friends. We were roommates at Ole Miss and became good friends, too. I will miss her and am so very sorry for her family. She was a delightful person and will be missed greatly.

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