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Shirley Ann Pate October 20, 2013

Shirley Ann Pate, age 64 of Bennettsville, South Carolina passed away at her home on Sunday, October 20, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel with burial following at Rogers Cemetery in McColl.

Shirley was born May 13, 1949 in Scotland County, daughter of Josh McKenzie, the late Lillie Pate and raised by the late Norman Bowen. She worked with Marley Electric retiring after many years of service. She enjoyed doing crafts and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, sons, Thomas Yarborough and wife Tamara of Concord, NC, Robert “Robbie” Yarborough and wife Nicole of McColl, SC, Jimmy Johnson, Jr., of McColl, SC, Kenneth W. Johnson of Georgetown, SC, her daughters, Cathy Yarborough of Midland, NC, Rebecca Johnson of Myrtle Beach, SC, Tammy Goins and husband Aldon of Wallace, SC; her father, Josh McKenzie of Gibson; brothers, Larry Bowen of Clemmons, NC, Jerry McKenzie, Mickey McKenzie, Stevie McKenzie all of Gibson, NC; sisters, Brenda Carol Knight of Columbia, SC, Edna Bowen, Nancy Brown both of Lancaster, SC, Becky Medlin of Monroe, NC, Betty Jean Williams of McColl, SC, Lillie Ransom of Maxton, NC, Annie Margaret Shimel of Wallace, SC, Brenda M. Cherry of Gibson, NC; ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday at Richard Boles Funeral Service.

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