Oval "Grunt" Gray Gates Oval “Grunt” Gray Gates, 77, of Sutton, WV died July 30, 2007 near his home due to an ATV accident. He was born June 29, 1930 in Louisiana a son of the late William M. and Lottie M. Hinton Gates. Also preceding him in death was one son, Ronald Gray Gates. He was retired from the Montgomery County School System in Maryland and was a self-employed painter. He was an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his wife, Cora L. Gates; 4 sons, Gary L. Gates of Sharksburg, MD, Christopher A. Gates of Phoenix, AZ, Anthony Q. Gates of Mt. Airy, MD, and Jonathan Q. Gates of Sutton, WV; 2 sisters, Lalu Hinton of Farmersville, LA and Euna Ruggs of Texas; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral Services were held on Friday, August 3, 2007 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. John Hudnall officiating. Burial followed in the Cox Cemetery on Polemic Run near Birch River. Funeral arrangements are by Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.