December 8, 2012

Dora Lorene Pate, 91, of Duke, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Altus. She was born Sept. 21, 1921, in Harmon County to William Nathan Hunter Pate and Velma (Landreth) Pate.

Ms. Pate was a hard worker and worked in numerous occupations throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed life and her family. She loved to visit and talk to her many nieces and nephews. Dora loved flowers, animals and especially kittens.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Al Pate and Lemma Pate; and by four sisters, Audra Duke, Jodie Payne, Francis Pride and Ada Westbrook.

She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday at the Lowell-Tims Chapel. The Rev. Micah E. Welcher will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rock Cemetery north of Duke under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

Friends and family not able to attend may join the service on our Web-Cast at Click on obituaries and choose Dora Pate. The Web-Cast will begin at 1:58 p.m.

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