Esther Pate

  • Born: August 19, 1920
  • Died: August 19, 2011
  • Location: Fordyce, Arkansas

Benton Funeral Home

501 West 4th Street
Fordyce, AR 71742

Tel. (870) 352-3131

Tribute & Message From The Family

Esther Pate, 91, of Fordyce died Friday, August 19, 2011 at St. John's Place in Fordyce. She was born August 19, 1920 in Gurdon, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Connie and Fannie Emily Christman McClure; husband, Louis Pate; son, Charles Ray Pate; daughter, Shirley Richardson. She is survived by one son, David Pate of Lake Charles, LA; three daughters, Mary Hearnsberger of Farmerville, LA, Peggy Chamberlain of Malvern, Joyce Dees of Kingsland; three brothers, Willie McClure of Marshall, TX, Verdel McClure of Diboll, TX, Kenneth McClure of Sweetwater, TX; one sister, Ruth Quick of Rye, TX; fifteen grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday at Benton Funeral Home. Burial at Salem Cemetery near Bearden. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit