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Lenora Gwen Dees, age 77

Lenora Gwen Dees of Austin, Arkansas, born to Carl and Dean Gately on January 30, 1945, passed away at the age of 77 on October 20, 2022.

She was respected, loved, and revered by her family.

She is survived by her sister Janice Hughes; her brother James (Gigi) Gately; her son Steve (Carol) Sullivan; and her daughters Pamela (Dwight) Williams and Patricia (Leonard) Noble. Also survived by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside Service will be held on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 11:00am at 16th Section Cemetery in Austin, Arkansas.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Jo Gately Howell Posted October 24, 2022 9:44 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have good childhood memories of growing up with Gwen, Janice, and all of our Gately cousins. My thoughts and prayers for you on this day and the days to come.

  • Judy Bunce Posted October 25, 2022 1:09 PM

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Gwen well but she was in our family for a long time & I thought she was a fine lady.

  • SANDI MARSHALL Posted October 25, 2022 1:14 PM

    Mom, you were such a beautiful lady. You will be missed. Rest in Peace!!!! Steve, Pam, and Trish: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Penny Fewins Posted October 27, 2022 6:39 AM

    Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers.

    • Pam Williams Posted October 28, 2022 2:01 PM

      Thank you!

  • Rodney Bramton Posted October 27, 2022 8:04 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers are going up.

    • Pam Williams Posted October 31, 2022 8:39 PM

      Thank you.

  • Pam Williams Posted October 28, 2022 1:49 PM

    I LOVE YOU!!!!

  • Dwight Williams Posted October 28, 2022 1:52 PM

    So sorry Pam for your loss.

  • Pam Williams Posted October 28, 2022 1:59 PM

    I LOVE YOU!!!!
    I will be thinking of you everyday!

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