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Flowers left for Zilphia Boatright
The Hawkinsville Dispatch and News, Hawkinsville, Georgia, Wednesday, June 14, 1916, p. 8:MRS. Z. A. PATE DIEDTHURSDAY MORNINGDeath Comes to Well Known LadyAt the Age of Eighty-four YearsMrs. Zilpha Anna Pate, one of the oldest and most beloved women in Hawkinsville, died at her home on Rawls street Tuesday morning at 2:30 o'clock after a short illness due to mainly her advanced years.Mrs. Pate was the widow of the late Major John H. Pate, who was killed with a large number of other passengers in a railroad wreck near Blackshear, Ga., in March, 1888. She was a daughter of Rolla Boatright, a well known citizen of Washington county, where she was born, but had been a resident of Pulaski and Dooly counties for more than half a century. She was a most excellent Christian lady, and was often referred to as the mother of the local Methodist church, with which she had long been connected and was one of the its most loyal and useful members. She was well known throughout this section and the announcement of her death will be sad news to many friends.She is survived by four children, R. O. Pate, Mrs. Anna Steele and R. A. Pate, of this city, and J. W. Pate, of Quitman; also a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.The funeral was held from the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, and was conducted by her pastor, Rev. T. H. Thomson. The interment was in Orange Hill cemetery and the following gentlemen, all grandchildren of the deceased, acted as pallbearers: L. M. and Duncan Pate, of this city, and Pate and James Stetson, John Steele and Jesse Pate, of Macon.
- Joseph T. Fleming
 Added: Jun. 6, 2011

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