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Betty Jean PateOctober 13, 1931 ~ February 23, 2017 (age 85)
Betty Jean Pate, 85, of Hawesville passed away peacefully in her sleep, Thursday February 23, 2017 at her home. Betty was born October 13, 1931 in Breckinridge County, KY the daughter of the late James Robert Dawson and Elizabeth Louise Egan. She married the love of her life, Franklin Pate on October 2, 1946. Throughout her life she was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. She worked for many years as a cook at Riverview Restaurant. To most she was considered a champion biscuit and fried chicken maker. Later in life she became a very enthusiastic WWE Championship Wrestling fan and Lifetime Movie Network fan. Her strong bond with immediate and extended family was cherished by all that knew her. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Franklin Pate; children, David, Brenda and Donald Pate; three grandchildren, Buffy pate, Dewayne Rapier and Melissa Tongate along with 9 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Terry Lynn (Mack) Lindsey and Debra Louise (Charles) Rapier; two sons, James Larry (Sharon) Pate and Michael Franklin (Mindy) Pate; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; a brother, Donald Doris Dawson along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville with burial following in Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 pm until 8 pm on Saturday and 8 am until service time Sunday at the funeral home.