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Limuel Temple Pate

Limuel Temple Pate, 75, of 12267 Pate Dr., Elrod, died Jan. 22, 1998, at his residence. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Elrod Baptist Church with The Rev. Bobby San­ford officiating, and Stabler-Robbins Funeral Directors of Reform directing. Burial will be held in the Elrod Community Cemetery.

Mr. Pate was preceded in death by his parents, Earney and Mattie Pate; a brother, Johnny Pate; sis­ters, Dorice Blakeslie, Eunice Kirk, Margaret Webb, and his grandson, Shane Pate.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Reda Mae Pate, of Elrod; a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and J.C. Hunter, of Elrod; sons and daughters-in-law, Dwain Pate and Beth, of Gordo, Derrell Pate and Lynda, of Elrod, and Douglas Pate, of Venice, Fla.; sisters, Ruby Guy, of Tuscaloosa, Mavis Crocker, of Artesia, Miss., Lois Kelly, of Coy­lngton, La., Jewel Kizziah, of Tex­as; 12 grandchildren, Kris Pate, Joshua Pate, Jeremy Pate, Christie Marchant, Scott Pate, Melissa Mauffray, Chad Pate, Redda Rhymer, Jason Pate, Lacy Hunter, Jeremy Hunter, Jason Hunter; five great grandchildren, Garrett Swann, Tara Swann, Heather Rhymer, Temple Pate, and Dylan Mr. Pate served as Staff Sergeant during World War II in Europe with the 612th Tank Destroyer Battalion.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service.