Shirley Eanes Pate, 86, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at Brookdale Senior Living. She was born in Franklin Co. the daughter of the late Randolf Eanes and Thelma Osborne Eanes. She also was 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, and Ann W. Snead and Jeff Wilmouth; grandchildren Jennifer Sparks and husband Tony, and Cynthia M. Snead; great-grandchildren Christopher, Alyssa, Cadashia, Carrie, Angel and Saniya; brother Kenneth Eanes and wife Barbara; and sister Carolyn Harris and husband Dennis.

A graveside service was held 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dementia Alliance of NC, 9131 Anson Way Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27615; or to SPCA, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham.

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