Obits 6/3

Dean Pate, 69
Mr. Dean Pate, 69, of Hobbs, formerly of Tatum, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Hobbs Health Care.
He was born on July 27, 1933, in Roosevelt County.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tatum.
He is survived by two sons, Brian Pate (and wife, Diann) of Sommerville, Ala., and Daniel Pate (and wife, Debbie) of Pearl River, La.; a brother, Marlin Pate of Las Cruces; two sisters, Lois Criswell of Portales and Iris Bosenberry of Las Cruces; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Funeral Home in Lovington.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Tatum. The Rev. Wayne Brazil and Earl Jones will officiate.
Burial will be at Tatum Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home of Lovington.