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“Thinking of you all with lots of prayers. Gerald and Edith Totty ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Gerald and Edith Totty

“Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to each of you. Will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Diana & Katie ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Diana Matkin-Soler - Alpine, Ca.

“Esther was a dear friend. My girls loved her so very much. I am so grateful for the influence she and Louis had on all of us. We know where she is...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Vada Adams - Fordyce

“I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Pate's passing, you have my deepest sympathy. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Tammy Matkin Owens - Fordyce, AR

“We extend deep and hearftelt sympathy to the family in the loss of your loved one. May God send you peace and comfort at this difficult time. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Jean & Clayton Cochran

“Billy, so sorry to learn of you grandmothers passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers today. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Rob and Vicky Meador

“My heart felt condolances to the Pate family. A mother is always dearly missed. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: joan winsworth - sparks ok

“Although we have lost an invaluable member of our family, the memories you have left will continue to be passed down from each generation to the next...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Shelby Sexton - Blue Mountain

“I wish I'd been able to know you better. Your family is in my prayers. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Seth Sexton - Blue Mountain

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Pate family Esther will be missed. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Erika Lavelock - Fordyce

“Linda & Bobby Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Sandra(Barker)&Joe Watson

“My God hold you in the strengh of his arms ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Sandra Lusinger - Fordyce, AR

“I will always remember the great summers we had camping. She would swim all day with us.She will always be in our hearts . We love you grandma!!!! ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Hank , Shana , and Savana Chamberlain

“I will always remember all the wonderful times of our childhood we spent with Grandma Esther -Christmas, Camping and just visiting. She was truly a...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Debbie Chamberlain Wallace

“Your family is in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Pate was a very kind person. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Elizabeth Heaton - Sparks, OK

“I knew Mrs. Pate when I worked at the nursing home. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Sagan Childs - Fordyce, AR

“Peace is now yours Esther. You will be missed. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Charlotte Ferguson - Fordyce,Ark

“Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I spent many days and nights at her house growing up with Shirley, and she was a very nice lady,full of...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Charlotte Rich Barkhimer


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 www.bentonfuneralhome.com.

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