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Thorton Lavon Pate 11/28/2008 SACRAMENTO -- Thorton Lavon Pate, 68, of 170 Walnut St.,
Sacramento, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Regional Medical Center, Madisonville. He was born
March 13, 1940, was a car salesman for Crabb's Used Cars in Michigan and Indiana, and
was a member of Island Baptist Church. He was a medic in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War,
and served 11 1/2 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam T. Pate and Elmyra Brown
Pate; a son, Jonathon Pate; and brother, Wendell Pate. Survivors include daughters, Sheila (Mike)
Crabb of Hattiesburg, Miss., Sherry (Mike) West of Sacramento and Stephanie Garrett of Columbus,
Ohio; a son, Wendell Pate of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Beverly (Woodson) McRoy of Owensboro and
Lyvette (Ron) Capps of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a brother, Carl Wayne (Sue) Pate of Island; eight
grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tucker Memorial
Chapel, Sacramento, with the Rev. Doug Kirtley officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Butler.
Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Central City. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the
funeral home. Online condolences may be made at