Shirley Eanes Pate
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Durham: Shirley Eanes Pate, 86, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Brookdale Senior Living. She was born in Franklin Co., VA, the daughter of the late Randolf Eanes and Thelma Osborne Eanes. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas R. Watlington and William B. Pate. Mrs. Pate is survived by her daughters, Gayle W. Myers and Greg, Ann W. Snead and Jeff Wilmouth; grandchildren, Jennifer Sparks and husband Tony, Cynthia M. Snead; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Alyssa, Cadashia, Carrie, Angel, Saniya; brother, Kenneth Eanes and wife Barbara and sister, Carolyn Harris and husband Dennis. A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 25th at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to the Dementia Alliance of NC, 9131 Anson Way Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27615 SPCA, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603. The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences can be made at

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Published in Virginia Gazette on Feb. 27, 2021.
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