Rev. Lum Henry Tate
February 4, 1904 - April 7, 1955
Rome News Tribune, Friday, April 8, 1955, page 2
The Rev. L. H. Tate Dies Unexpectedly; Last Rites Sunday
The Rev. Lum Henry Tate, 51, Methodist minister and employe of Battey State Hospital, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday in a local hospital following a heart attack suffered a few minutes earlier at his home, 108 Mississippi Dr. The Rev. Mr. Tate had been in ill health for several months and had been hospitalized until a few days ago, however his death came unexpectedly.
The Rev. Mr. Tate was born in Bartow County on February 4, 1904, son of W.J. Tate and the late Mrs. Dora Jones Tate, who preceded her son in death on Feb. 5, 1934. He had made his home in Rome since 1924 and had been the pastor of the East Twelfth Street Methodist Church, Sardis Methodist Church near Cedartown, the New Bethel Methodist Church, the Rock Springs Methodist Church, Griffin, Ga., and at the time of his death was pastor of Little Cedar Methodist Church. He had been an employe of Battey State Hospital since May 1, 1946 as a steamfitter. He was married on June 28, 1920 to the former Miss Claudie Austin, who survives him.
Surviving in addition to his wife are six daughters, Mrs. David Castleberry, Miss Mildred Tate, Mrs. Melvin Stamey and Miss Madgelene Tate, all of Rome; Mrs. Hoyt Cox of Silver Creek and Mrs. William Henry of Chamblee, Ga.; three sons, Lee, Michael and Ladelle Tate, all of Rome; his father, W.J. Tate of Rome; five sisters, Mrs. Hoke Pruitt of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Aubrey Turner, Mrs. George Greene, Mrs. Olin Hice and Mrs. Cecil Castleberry, all of Rome; three brothers, Marvin Tate of Chattanooga, Tenn., Roy and Charlie Tate, both of Rome. Eleven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the East Twelfth Street Congregational Methodist Church. The pastor, the Rev. Ollie Barnette, the Rev. Howard Moses and the Rev. J.H. Holcomb will officiate with interment in the family lot in Macedonia Cemetery.
The following will serve as pallbearers and will meet at the residence at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, J.B. Isabell, Will White, Harvey Dempsey, Robert Wallace, Jesse Strickland and M.B. Dempsey.
Honorary pallbearers will include the Revs. W.O. Denson, Clifford Lemaster, Harvey Brown, Bill Popham, Forrest Thompson, and W.C. Adams and T.J. Washington. They are requested to meet at the church at 1:45 o’clock. The body will lie in state at the residence until time for the funeral services. Stevens Funeral Home has charge of funeral arrangements.