Horace Eugene Cato Jr.

Published 5:00 am Friday, October 4, 2002

Services for Horace Eugene Cato Jr. of Brookhaven are 3 p.m.,Sunday, Oct. 6, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inRosehill Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Cato, 78, died Oct. 4, 2002, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on Feb. 24, 1924, to HoraceEugene Cato Sr., and Hattie Wooley Cato.

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He was the oldest livestock dealer in this area and was widelyknown for his cattle trading since the age of 15. He was recognizedin 1998 as the Outstanding Livestock Producer of the Year. He was alifelong member of the National, Mississippi, and Lincoln CountyLivestock Associations.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his son, Michael Cato;and his great-grandson, Russ Michael Mangold.

Survivors are his wife of 60 years, Louise Stewart Cato ofBrookhaven; his daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Fleet Lofton,and Beverly and Danny Watts, all of Brookhaven, and Lucy and TommyGoodson of Prairieville, La.; his sister, Marjorie Cato Beard ofBrookhaven; his grandchildren, Michelle Lofton Mangold, Dana WattsAlexander, Mike Lofton, Reggie Watts, and Betsy Goodson Smith; andhis great-grandchildren, Matt Alexander, Hannah Watts, Anna KatelynMangold, and Cole Watts.

Memorials may be made to Parkinson Foundation, Fair RiverBaptist Church Building Fund, or Baptist Children’s Village.