Helen LaVerne Cates Fenton

Helen Laverne Cates Fenton, 89, of Center, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020.

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Good Hope Cemetery in Center with Bro. Harold Hanson presiding.


Born January 12, 1931, in Corrigan, Mrs. Fenton is the daughter of the late Fayette Cates and Mary Grigsby Cates.  She and her husband owned and operated Fenton Air Conditioning.  Mrs. Fenton loved the Lord and her church, Lone Star Baptist, where she was a member for 57 years.

She is survived by her sons, Spencer Fenton and wife Tonya of Shelbyville and Bill Fenton and wife Judy of Center; daughters-in-law, Caryn Fenton of Center and Linda Fenton of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Brian Fenton, Kevin Fenton and fiancé Lexie Summers, Max Fenton, Hannah Galaviz and husband Mike, Daphne LaRock and husband Danny, Cody McDaniel, Mike Fenton, Samantha Miller, Jim Adams and wife Kim, Christy Stanley, Melissa Masi, James Paul Fenton and wife Jessica, David Fenton and wife Carrie, Arin Fenton, Keith Askew and wife Michelle, Faitha Mayfield and husband Josh, Angela Cruse and husband Duane; 21 great grandchildren; and a host of close family friends.


She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy Fenton; sons, Jimmy Fenton, Jeff Fenton, and Johnny Fenton; daughter-in-law, Jackie Fenton; grandson, Clint Fenton; and brother, Fayette Cates Jr.


Pallbearers will be Mrs. Fenton’s grandsons.  Honorary pallbearers will be men of Lone Star Baptist Church.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Lone Star Baptist Church Memorial Fund.

A special thank you to Affinity Hospice for their loving care.


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