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Nora Faye Pate

Pate-Nora-papers-1Nora Faye “Mom” Pate, age 94, of Newhope, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016.

She was born July 22, 1921, in Burg, Arkansas, the daughter of Joel Ernest House and Martha Ida Pinkerton House.  On July 28, 1937, she was married to Nesbia “Pop” Pate who preceded her in death on June 26, 2003.  She was also preceded in death by, her parents; two daughters, Betty Jean Kelsay and Lisa Marie Pate; her son-in-law, Bobby Dan Kelsay; her granddaughter, Faith Pate; her great-grandson, Kaden Magar; her great-great-grandson, Rizin Lininger; her sister and brother-in-law, Winnie and Lonnie Matthews; and her sister-in-law, Alene House.

She was Pentecostal in her faith and attended Penuel Assembly of God Church in Hatfield.  A homemaker, she lovingly cared for her family.  She worked hard, alongside Pop, in their vegetable garden.  She loved canning, quilting, tending to her flowers and feeding the birds.

She is survived by, two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Steve White of Newhope and Glenda and Espye Magar of Mena; seven sons and six daughters-in-law, J. W. and Rozella Pate of Flatwoods, Kentucky, Elmer and Marcia Pate of Bluffton, Indiana, Ronnie and Sheila Pate of Delight, Von Pate of Pearcy, Darryl and Rita Pate of Lexington, Kentucky, Royce and Yvonne Pate of Athens and Boyce and DeAnna Pate of Newhope: twenty-four grandchildren; fifty-nine great-grandchildren; twenty great-great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rev. Doyle and Shirley House of Fouke and Jack and Dorothea House of Dierks; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Glenwood, with Bro. Keith Russell and Bro. Don Vaughn officiating.

Visitation was Monday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Interment was in Bissell Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

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