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Betty Jean (Pate) Pafford

August 13, 1934 ~ December 17, 2017 (age 83)
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Betty Pate Pafford, 83, of Spruce Pine, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Mission Hospitals Memorial Campus.  A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Donnie Gardner Pate and the wife of Ted Pafford who died in 2015. She was also preceded in death by sisters: Evelyn Bynum and Thelma Ramsey and brother: Charles Pate. She was a retired employee of Carl’s Men’s Shop in Spruce Pine. Betty was an avid golfer with the Women’s Association at Grassy Creek and loved her girls.  

Surviving are a daughter: Lynn Vance Hinshaw and husband, Larry of Banner Elk; a son: Doug Vance of Spruce Pine; a step-daughter: Dianne Jenkins and husband Jim of Birmingham, AL; a step-son: Ron Pafford and wife Karen of Hernando, FL; and grandchildren: Jake Hinshaw of Banner Elk; Holly and Abbey Pafford of Hernando, and Kurt Jenkins of Birmingham, AL and several nieces, nephews and their spouces.

A gathering of friends will be held at the Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club  from 2 until 5 PM Saturday, December 23, 2017.

Betty was a wonderful cook and loved to feed others.  Please honor her by helping others.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mitchell County Shepherd's Staff, P. O. Box 344, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, or Mitchell-Yancey United Methodist Food Pantry, P. O. Box 164, Bakersville, NC 28705.  (Checks or donations may be made payable to "My UMC Food Pantry".


Charitable donations may be made to:

Mitchell County Shepherd's Staff
P O Box 344, Spruce Pine NC 28777

Mitchell-Yancey United Methodist Food Pantry
P O Box 164, Bakersville NC 28705

 Service Information

Gathering of Family and Friends
December 23, 2017

2:00 PM
Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club
2360 Swiss Pine Lake Drive
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

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