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Cato, William "Roy"

Cato, William "Roy" Age: 79

Passed Away: 2010-12-17

Funeral Home:

William "Roy" Cato, 79, of Lovejoy, passed away on Dec 17, 2010. He will be fondly remembered as “Shug,” “Daddy” and “Papa.” He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Henderson Cato, and his parents, Wilbur C. Cato and Eliza Mock Cato. Mr. Cato was a veteran of the Georgia National Guard. He is survived by two daughters; Royce Daffin, and her husband, Robert, of Marianna, Fla., and Cathy Hammond, of Lovejoy, Ga.; four grandchildren, Lory-Anne Cheeseboroug, and her husband, Jonathan, of Havana, Fla., Ashley Bowles, and her husband, Jason, of Montgomery, Ala., Casey Edward Daffin, of Tallahassee, Fla., and Kelly Diane Harrison, and her husband, of Loganville, Ga.; four great-grandchildren, Caleb Hammond, Blaine Daffin, Hayden Terrell and Emme Cheeseborough; two sisters, Gail Pope and Alice Cato; a brother, Charlie Cato; a dear friend, Betty Whisnate, and his favorite pet, Annie. He will be loved by many special relatives and friends. Funeral services were held from the graveside of Sherwood Memorial Park on Monday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m., with military honors. Rev. Mike Henderson officiated the service. Mr. Cato's family received friends at the Tara Gardens Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. Flowers will be gratefully appreciated or donations can be made to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital Cancer Research. The family would like to also thank Dr. Sidhu, Dr. Stephen Cohen, Dr. Richard Goodjoin, Amedisys Home Health, and Sacred Journey Hospice. Tara Garden Chapel, 681 North Ave., Jonesboro. Ga., 30236, (770) 471-7171.