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:

Spencer Fenton and wife Tonya of Shelbyville
Bill Fenton and wife Judy of Center

Caryn Fenton of Center
Linda Fenton of Nacogdoches

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.

Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com