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Ruth (McCurry) Pate

February 14, 1935 ~ November 10, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Ruth Pate, age 87, of Burnsville, passed away peacefully at her home on November 10th, 2022. A native of Yancey County, she was born on February 14th, 1935, to the late Carl and Viola McCurry. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Marshall Pate, in 2006; brothers: Dennis McCurry, and Don McCurry; sister, Atlas Fender; and great-grandchild, Clayton Ray Edwards. 

Ruth loved working in her garden and cooking for her family. Her great grandchildren were the loves of her life.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Lanny (Vicki) Edwards, David (Linda) Edwards, Mark (Marie) Thomas, and William Joseph Thomas; daughter, Kathy Phillips; grandchildren: Joe Edwards, Victor Edwards, Matthew Kiser, Jackie Thomas, Julie Thomas, and Chris Edwards; sixteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson; two special friends, Frances McCurry and Kathy Boone; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 13th, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers. The family will receive friends and loved ones one hour prior to the service. Reverends Adam Bradford and Joe Bennett will officiate. Burial will be held on Monday, November 14th, 2022 at 11 a.m. in the Bee Log Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care at 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.

Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Pate family.

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November 13, 2022

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chapel of Holcombe Brothers

Funeral Service
November 13, 2022

7:00 PM
Chapel of Holcombe Brothers

November 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Bee Log Cemetery
Bee Log
Burnsville, NC 28714


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