Tate Denham Tuten, age 17, of Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday (Oct. 5, 2019). Tate was born on June 12, 2002 in Tampa, Fla., to Gary Kevin and Christine Robin Bevell Tuten. He was a senior at Fayetteville City High School and played as #4 on the soccer team and #12 on the undefeated football team. Tate was very outgoing and loved spending time with his friends. He enjoyed being on the water, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church and attended youth group at Fayetteville First Presbyterian Church. In addition to his parents, survivors include his sister, Erin Lee Tuten; paternal grandfather, Gary Tuten; maternal grandmother, Terri Jordan; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Tate was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Ruth McDonald, and her husband, the late Terry, and maternal grandfather, Larry Bevell. A life celebration will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at Fayetteville First Presbyterian Church (in the gym) with Bro. Tony Billions and Bro. Bruce McVey officiating. Burial will follow in the Booneville Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 3 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tate Tuten Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 297, Fayetteville, TN 37334.  Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.

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