GUSTINE — Graveside services for Virginia “Gin” Cates, 79, of Comanche will be held at 10 a.m. today in Evergreen Cemetery in Gustine with Terrell Bennett officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Lunch will follow services at Gustine Community Center.

She died Friday, June 26, 2009, at Comanche County Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 12, 1930, in Gustine to Paul T. Couch and Alice A. (McDonald) Couch. She was married to Alvin A. Cates on Aug. 14, 1951, in Comanche, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Gustine.

Survivors include her son, Kenneth A. Cates of Gustine; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Fred Couch of Gustine and Cullen Couch of Zephyr; and sister, LaWanda Hillhouse of Gustine.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul T. Couch, John Quincy Couch, and Jack Couch; and a sister, Clarice Matthews.