Mrs. Diane Stiles Pate, age 71, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2024, in a local hospital.

                Mrs. Pate was born on August 2, 1952, in Cherokee County, NC, daughter of the late Winston Stiles and the late Pearl Hamby Stiles.  She was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Calvin Stiles, Roosevelt Delbert Stiles, and Lin Stiles. Mrs. Pate was a 1970 graduate of Pepperell High School.  She worked as a machine operator at Kellogg for 29 years before her retirement.  Mrs. Pate loved to travel above everything. She and her husband put countless miles on no less than 4 vans, traveling across the United States seeing all they could see. Mrs. Pate’s second love was slot machines, playing whenever and wherever possible.

                Survivors include her husband, Robert Michael Pate, Silver Creek, to whom she was married on September 9, 1971; 2 children, April Bradford (Rodney), and Heath Pate; 4 grandchildren, Brittany Bradshaw (Luke), Kelli Bradford, Kelsea Bradford and Tanner Bradford; a brother, Ike Stiles; numerous nieces and nephews.

                Funeral services will be held at 3pm on Thursday, January 18, 2024, in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with her nephew, Rev. Vance Stiles, officiating. Interment will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens.

                The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1pm until service time at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.

                Pallbearers are to assemble by 2:30pm on Thursday at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, and include: Michael Pate, Heath Pate, Rodney Bradford, Luke Elrod, Vance Stiles and Billy Bradford.

                Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of funeral arrangements.