Betty Tate

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ARARAT, Va. — Mrs. Betty Lou Hawks Tate, 74, of 2737 Wards Gap Road, Ararat, wife of Mr. Bobby Ray Tate, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home. She was born April 2, 1939, in Carroll County to the late Benjamin "Benny" and Oleta Dickerson Hawks. She was retired from Brown Wooten Hosiery Company and was a member of Westview Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Bobby Ray Tate of the home; three daughters and two sons-in-laws, Gwen and Robert Schoenthal, of Cana, Michele and Leonard Goad of Cana and Myra Tate and fiancé, Sam Shepard, of Ararat; two grandchildren, Stephanie Goad of Pulaski and Courtney Wyrick of Ararat; and a brother and sister-in-law, Wade and Ruth Hawks of Cana. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Westview Baptist Church conducted by Brother Ray Fleming and the Rev. Darren Slate. Burial will follow in the Hawks Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday until time of the service at Westview Baptist Church. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC 27017. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2013