COLEMAN Graveside services for Robert Lee Thate, 77, of Coleman, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Burkett Cemetery Pavilion with Joe Hailey officiating.

Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home.

He died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Coleman County Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 14, 1929, in Burkett, a son of George Paul Thate and Jessie Lea Ashley Thate.

Survivors include one brother, Hugh Lynn Thate of Santa Anna; three sisters, Ruby McFarland of Coleman, Melba Jean Salmon of Kansas City, Mo., and Alma Jane Laird of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.