Lila Gene Miller Cate passed away on Wednesday, Sept 4, 2019. Lila was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a faithful member of Central Baptist Church and West Hills Baptist Church. She retired from teaching at Cedar Bluff Middle School. Lila was a 50-year member of Eastern Star, Ossoli Circle and worked for Knox County voter registration. Lila was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Gertrude Miller; her first husband, Bobby Yarbrough; second husband, Jim Cate; and her brother, Harold “Snooky” Miller. Lila is survived by her children, Bob (Terri) Yarbrough and Debby Yarbrough Smith. She has five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and one niece, Libby Miller (Jack) Rogers. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Berry Highland Memorial, with a graveside to follow. Berry Highland Memorial of Knoxville is in charge of arrangements.

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