Age: 90 Address: Burnsville, North Carolina Date of Death: Saturday, April 5, 2014 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Ransom L. Pate of Burnsville passed away on Saturday, April 5th at St. Josephs Hospital.
A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Shirden and Annie Adkins Pate. He was the husband of Palma Anderson Pate who died in 2011. He was also preceded in death by brothers: Bill, Jim and Clarence Pate. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and a member of the Sgt. E. L. Randolph Chapter 57 DAV. Ransom was an electrician and operated Pate’s Trucking. He was a loving Papaw.
Surviving are a daughter: Jeanie Chrisawn and husband, Keith, of Burnsville; two sons: Donald Pate of Burnsville and Gerald Pate of Micaville; a granddaughter: LeAnn Capps and husband, Jeffrey, of Weaverville; a grandson: Alan Chrisawn and wife, Amanda, of Micaville; 3 great grandchildren: Colby, Callie and Josh; 2 step great grandchildren: Rodney and Kasey Kinser; and, numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 PM Monday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home Chapel. Revs. Ricky Ray and Keith Blankenship will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 10:30AM Tuesday in the Eddie McMahan Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.