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Lloyd “Alton” Pate

Lloyd “Alton” Pate, age 64, of Mena, formerly of Hatfield, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Mena.

Alton was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 18, 1952 to the late Lloyd Alton Pate, Sr. and Sybil Joyce Beam Pate. He was talented in woodworking, making canes, and knives. Alton was member of the NASH and ATFA organizations. He loved his dogs, and most of all enjoyed squirrel hunting. He was a loving father, son, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all. He will be dearly missed.

Alton was survived by daughters, Amanda Lee Pannell of DeQueen, Arkansas, Tyra Nicole Cornelius and husband Shane Richard of Hatfield, Arkansas, grandchildren, Adrienne Michelle Pannell of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Kylie Nicole Cook of Hatfield, Arkansas, Jody Nicollett Cook of Fouke, Arkansas, Riggin Lane Cornelius of Hatfield, Arkansas; great-grandchild, Hayden Lee Neal of Vandervoort, Arkansas; mother, Sybil Pate of Hatfield, Arkansas; sisters, Barbara Rice of Hatfield, Arkansas, Betty Dollar and husband Alton of Pine Ridge, Arkansas, Linda Ellison and husband Brandon of Mena, Arkansas, and Amy Fruen of Mena, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Pate, Sr., and a sister, Janet Oglesby.

Graveside services will be Thursday, May 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Big Fork under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Pallbearers will be Michael Rice, Tracey Rice, Andrew Ellison, Rusty Oglesby, Rex Dollar and Ricky Dollar.

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