Age: 68 Address: Bald Creek Community Date of Death: Sunday, July 28, 2013 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Kermit Pate of the Bald Creek community went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 28th at the Laurels of Greentree Ridge in Asheville. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Roy and Evelyn Hunter Pate. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Van Hunter Pate. Kermit was a lifelong member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, of which he was a deacon, choir member and active in the children’s ministries. He was a faithful Christian and good neighbor in his community.
Surviving are sisters: Edna Jarvis and husband, Garrett, of Asheville and Barbara Smith and husband, Dave, of Providence, RI; nieces and nephews: Gary Jarvis and wife, Ashley, and Jennifer and James of Asheville, Deborah Smith and family of Providence, RI and Michael and Leslie Smith of California; aunts: Doris Hunter and Hazel Swann of Burnsville, Genevia Hedrick of Powell, TN; an uncle: Junior Pate of N. Augusta, SC; special friends: Chris Edwards and Kevin Swann of Burnsville; multiple cousins also survive and special caregiver: Maggie Phillips.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Shelton and Gary Jarvis will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 10 AM in the Pate Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends following the service at the Church.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Children’s Ministries, 129 Scronce Creek Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is serving the Pate Family.
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