The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


December 10, 2012

Stella Marie Pate Harwood

Monday, December 10, 2012 — Stella Marie Pate Harwood, age 84, of Albemarle, died at 7 a.m. Thursday, December 6, 2012, in Sandy Ridge Assisted Living Center, Candor, N.C.

Her funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2012, at Stanly Funeral Home Chapel, Albemarle. Rev. Stoney Benfield officiated and burial was in Oak Grove United Methodist Church cemetery.

The family received friends at Stanly Funeral Home on Sunday, December 9, 2012, from 1-1:45 p.m. prior to the hour of the service.

Born October 22, 1928, in White County, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Lemmie D. Pate and Estelle Corbett Pate.

She was a retired employee of Collins & Aikman Corp. She was a member of Prospect Baptist Church, Albemarle.

Mrs. Harwood was married to the late Luther B. Harwood Jr. who preceded her in death in 1989.

Survivors include one son, Roger Harwood and wife Joyce of Albemarle; two daughters, Carolyn Holt and husband Jerry of Albemarle and Deborah Oram-Smith and husband William of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; one brother, Austin V. Pate of Albemarle; one sister, Maedene Barbee of Albemarle; five grandchildren, Jerry Holt Jr., Summer Holt Miller, Chris Harwood, Justin Harwood and Ashley Oram-Smith; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Prospect Baptist Church Building Fund, 502 Prospect Church Road, Albemarle, NC 28001; Stanly County Humane Society, PO Box 1632, Albemarle, NC 28002 or Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Stanly Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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