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Linda Hughes Tate
  • Caroline Agricultural Fair
    P.O. Box 1207
    Ruther Glen, VA 22546

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“James & family,I did not know Linda but I was hoping to share some words of comfort. It's never easy to lose someone you love. God promises us that...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: margot w - midlothian, VA

“James & family,I did not know Linda but I was hoping to share some words of comfort. It's never easy to lose someone you love. God promises us that...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: margot w - midlothian, VA

“Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Chris, Sheila, & Miguel Hall - VA

“My heart is so heavy,20 years ago you came into my life and you and buster took me in as one of tYour own. All the fun times we had together I will...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Krystle League (Kulynych) - VA

“I was more than shocked to here that Linda was so sick & had passed. I am also a childhood friend that grew up with Linda on Mike Road in Richmond,...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Janet Crews - Wilmington, NC

“I was more than shocked to here that Linda was so sick & had passed. I am also a childhood friend that grew up with Linda on Mike Road in Richmond,...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Janet Crews - Wilmington, NC

“I love you Linda and we will be laughing together soon. ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: James and Sue Emrich - Ahoskie, NC

“Buster and family,Please accept my most sincere condolences for the loss of Linda. All the members of the Tate Family have been instrumental in...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Ken Chapman - Ruther Glen, VA

“Our deepest sympathies on your loss. ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Betsy & Pepper Tingler

“I will always remember your bright smile. You and I were co-workers at Rose's and you made anybody and everybody smile that you came in contact with....Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Rita Minter - Fredericksburg, VA

“Our hearts go out to you and your family. We wish you comfort and peace as you remember Linda. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Thurman & Lynn Yarbrough - VA

“I was a nurse at Dr Stevens office. I loved Linda. She was an angel. She was always positive no matter her issue. She could always make me laugh....Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Donna Pritchett - Spotsylvania

“I met Linda when we worked at Wheat First Securities many years ago. We became fast friends and shared many good times, laughs, tears and happiness. ...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Fletcher - Columbia, VA

“So sorry for your loss many prayers for the Tate Family! God Bless ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Robin & Sharon Hall - RutherGlen, VA

“My sincere condolences and prayers to the family. May the memories of her always bring a smile to your hearts. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Lorraine Price-Gibbs - richmond, VA

“So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was always such a happy and caring soul. ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: David and Karen Hughes - Eureka, MO

“Sorrow filled condolences to her daughter and husband and rest of the family. Prayers and Hugs♡♡ ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Kimberl BSRKER - Rutherglen, VA

“Buster so sorry for your loss may God bless you. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Anna Rothgeb - Friend

“Linda was first my co-worker. She was the best receptionist at F A Davis. She never lost her cool even when things were busy and all those phone...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Debbie Hughes - Maidens, VA

“Linda and I grew up in the same neighborhood, shared the same birthday (February 12, 1951) and were life-long friends. She always teased me that she...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Sandy Briles - Reidsville, NC

“It is with a really heavy heart I'm writing this. We had the great pleasure of meeting this wonderful family in N.I and then again in the states....Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Brenda Gilvray - Friend


Linda Hughes Tate, 66, of Ruther Glen went to be with the Lord on Mother's Day, May 14, 2017, at Memorial Regional Medical Center. She was a happy soul who could light up a room just by walking through the door.

Linda was passionate about many things, but no more so than her love for her family and friends. She was the daughter of the late Robert B. Hughes, Jr. and Gladys Bishop. Her brother, Robert B. Hughes, III, and nephew, Robert B. Hughes, IV, preceded her in death.

Linda married the love of her life, James R. "Buster" Tate, Jr., on May 20, 1972. Together they had many adventures, including the years they lived in Londonderry, Northern Ireland when Jaime was a wee girl.

She enjoyed being around people, loved to laugh, and was known for her quick wit and her love of a good joke.

Surviving with Buster are their daughter and son-in-law, Jaime and Curtis Kimbel, and beloved grandchildren, Angelina Christine "Doodlebug" Kimbel and Tristan James Kimbel; also a host of extended family and cherished friends.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, Ruther Glen, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon – 2 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Caroline County Agricultural Fair Association, P. O. Box 1207, Ruther Glen, VA 22546. Condolences may be left for the family at www.storkefuneralhome.com.