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Martha Ann Huskins Pate

Martha Ann Huskins Pate, age 54, of Erwin, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born on September 3, 1958 in Unicoi County, she was a daughter of the late Paul W. and Judy Paulsen Huskins. She attended Erwin First Pentecostal Holiness Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Michael and Terry Huskins and father-in-law, John Pate.

Survivors include:
Husband: John R. Pate;
Sons: Johnathan Huskins and wife Amy;
Tyler Pate;
Brother: Gary Huskins;
Granddaughter: Keri Huskins;
Mother-in-Law: Anna Pate;
Sisters-in-Law: Kim Ledford and husband Chris;
Darlene Pate and Mike Gillen;
Brothers-in-Law: Ronnie and Shelly Pate
Nieces and Nephews: Elizabeth Huskins and Chris Ledford
Robert Huskins, Charlie Foster and his wife Kayla,
Darren Ledford, Michael Gillen II
Great Nieces and Nephews: Gavin, Alyssa Foster and Jasmine Huskins
Special Family: Bryan and Teresa Stoots, Orlando and his wife Kay Ledford
Johnny and his wife Shawn Kenny;
Special Friends: Dinah and husband George Riddle, Tammy Wells,
Gaye and husband Runt Whitson,
Brenda and husband Denny Nelson
Robin Strickland and many others

The life of Martha A. Pate will be remembered and honored in a funeral service to be at 8:00 PM, Friday, June 28, 2013, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Charlie Foster and Reverend Earl Ragland will officiate. Vocal selections will be provided by Larry Pate and by Greg Lynch. Selection for Pallbearers will be Johnathan Huskins, Christopher Ledford, Charlie Foster, Darren Ledford, Chris Ledford, Johnny Kenny, Jordan Hyder and Jared Tipton. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 6:00 until service time on Friday. A committal service will be held at 11:30 AM, Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Evergreen Cemetery. Those attending are asked to meet at 11:00 at Valley Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery on Saturday. The family would like to send a special “Thank You” to the nurses and other medical staff on 2300 and ICU at the JCMCH.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed by visiting our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Martha A Pate, through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 North Main Avenue, Erwin, Tennessee 37650, 423-743-9187.