Civic leader George Cates killed in airplane crash

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: July 04, 2021 12:29 PM CT | Published: June 21, 2021 3:53 PM CT

Memphis civic leader, philanthropist and real estate entrepreneur George E. Cates was killed Monday when the single-engine plane he piloted crashed near Jackson, Tennessee.

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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