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Ina Jean (Silvers) Pate

February 11, 1935 ~ October 8, 2019 (age 84)
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Ina Jean Pate, 84, of the Higgins community, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at her home.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Baxter and Bernice Higgins Silvers, and the wife of Bronas Pate, who passed away in 2017.

Surviving are a daughter:  Jana Pate Hughes; a grandson:  Cody Hughes of Burnsville; brothers:  Ronnie Silvers and wife, Ruth, Gary Silvers and wife, Debbie, and Marvin Silvers and wife Nancy; a sister:  Betty Franklin and husband, Danny, of Marion; sisters-in-law:  Alma Shuford and husband, Bill, of Marion, and Lillian Hensley of Granite Falls; and, several nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.

Funeral services will be held at 2PM Thursday in Higgins Free Will Baptist Church, of which she was a member.  Revs. Keith Miller and Junior Peterson will officiate. Burial will be in Bee Log Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

Special thanks are extended by the family to Compassionate Care WNC, and care given by Anita, Debbie, Barbara and Cindy Allen.

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