Clay King Tate
Clay King Tate, age 65, a native and resident of the Allen community of Grove Hill, was born Nov. 9, 1946 to the parentage of the late Oliga Tate and Willie Morris Tate. He departed this life Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Jackson Medical Center.
Mr. Tate accepted Christ at Saint Peter Baptist Church. Uniting with the faith community, he served as a deacon and church treasurer. He retired from Boise (formerly Allied Paper) in the Utility Department.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Clarence Frazier.
Mr. Tate will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband and father. Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 42 years, Mary Ola Frazier Tate of Grove Hill; five sons, Jimmy Frazier, Max Frazier and Calvin (Bettye) Tate, all of Grove Hill, Leron Tate of East Point, Ga., and Eddie (Angelia) Frazier of Apex, N.C.; three daughters, Debra Frazier, Patsene Ivory and Marilyn Parker, all of Grove Hill; sister, Edna Williams of Birmingham; nephew, Bubba Williams; three nieces, Evelyn (George) Robertson, Lois (Charles) Hunter and Jean (Bill) Banks; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were May 19 at Saint Peter Baptist Church in Grove Hill with the Rev. Matthew Davis, pastor, as eulogist. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home in Jackson.
As a courtesy of Andrews Funeral Home, condolences may be placed for the family at www.viewobit.com.