Weatherford Democrat

November 15, 2013

Annora Pate


Weatherford Democrat

— Annora Pate, 74, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in Orlando, Fla. 

A graveside service is 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Dicey Cemetery in Weatherford. Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Born to Annette and Norman Wood on Feb. 14, 1939, in Weatherford, she was the second of their six children. In 1954 she married Bill Wiley and they had two boys, Danny and Bill. After his unexpected death, she remarried Ben D. Pate in 1958, and they had two daughters, LaDonna and Leah. Annora spent many years painting landscapes of the Texas Hill country and Native American artifacts. Her family remembers her as a strong matriarch, spirited and wise.

She is survived by three children, Bill Wiley, LaDonna Oney and Leah Teague; four siblings, Joe Bud Wood, Nellie Wood, Norma Faye Gammick and Charles Lee; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ben Pate; brother, Billy Reed; and eldest son, Danny Wiley.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to her favorite ministry, Humble Hands.  You can do so by sending your donation by check to First Baptist Church Orlando, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32805, designating in the memo section – Pate Memorial Humble Hands.

Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel