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Betty Jean Gardner Pate
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A funeral service to celebrate the life of Betty Jean Gardner Pate, 80, of Camden, SC, will be held at 3:30 PM, Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Keith Coates will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM, Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

Betty Jean Gardner Pate died Thursday, November 6, 2014. She was born in Lancaster, SC, the daughter of the late John B. and Edna Knight Gardner. Betty retired after 26 years with DuPont and was a former member of South Carolina Women’s Bowling Association. She loved the river, traveling with her friends, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty is survived by her children, Wanda P. Bass (Tommy) of Camden, SC, Gary Kimball Pate (Karen) of Lake Wateree in Camden and Charles C. Pate (Carol) of Piedmont; SC: 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren

Besides her parents, Betty was predeceased by her sister, Gertrude Sheldon, and her brothers, John B. Gardner, and Clyde B. Gardner.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

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