Loraine Pate

WOODLAND — Anna Loraine McCoy Pate, 85, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru.

She was born June 17, 1928, in Booneville to Chester Arthur McCoy and Florence Loraine Clark McCoy.

She was retired from Franklin Corporation and was a member of Woodland Baptist Church.

Services are Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 10 a.m., at Houston Funeral Home in Houston with Rev. Patrick Collins officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Woodland. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her niece, Chesteen Russell of Woodland; her nephew, Arthur Lee and Debbie Graham of Vardaman; her sister, Ruth Lovan of Tupelo; her half-brother, Robert and Ella Mae Stroup of Wren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Pate; her sister, Barbara Graham; her half-sister, Earlene Reese; her step-sisters, Louise Mooneyham, Ruth Orr, Bobbie Gene Prestage; her brother, Billy Ray McCoy; her half-brother, Leon Stroup; her step-brothers, Ruble Stroup and Ralph Stroup.

Pallbearers are Mike McCoy, Mitch McCoy, Chris Brown, Lee Graham, and Doug Brown.

Visitation is Friday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Houston Funeral Home in Houston and Saturday, from 8 until the time of the funeral service time at Houston Funeral Home.

Friends and family may sign and leave a message at houstonfuneralhomems.com.

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