Obituary for Annie Deaver
Annie Pate Deaver
Annie Pate Deaver passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in Provo, Utah at the age of 92 with family at her side. Born Annie Lee Pate, November 26, 1924, in Lenoir County, N.C. to Benjamin Franklin Pate and Bessie Harper. Annie was the second of four children. She has two brothers, Ralph and Linwood, both now deceased, and her beloved sister Evelyn who resides in Wilson, N.C. After the death of their father, all four children were placed in the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home in Middlesex, N.C. Annie later graduated from Deep Run High school and went on to graduate from a business college in Richmond, VA.
Annie married Alvis Earl Deaver on January 18, 1946 in Kinston, N.C. As devoted members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in August 1953, they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City, Utah temple. Annie was a loving and devoted wife and mother. After 58 years of marriage, Alvis passed away in 2004. Annie and Alvis had seven children. Her fifth child and son, Hugh, preceded her in death. She is survived by her six children: Stewart and wife Janie, of Bethlehem, PA; Brenda and husband Roger Woodruff, of Saginaw, TX; Tom and wife Vicki, of Midway, UT; Lynn and John Davis (deceased), of Las Vegas, NV; Kent and wife Susan, also of Las Vegas, NV; and Jesse and wife Carla, of Rocklin, CA. Thirty-four grandchildren, forty-six great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild also survive Annie.
Annie and Alvis made their home and raised their family in Eastern North Carolina where they were active members of the Albertson ward of the LDS church. After sending four sons on missions and all the children having left the nest, Annie and Alvis served a twelve-month mission for the LDS church in Rapid City, S.D. They lived on an Indian reservation with Alvis serving as Branch President of the local unit of the church. Their days were filled with service to others and they spent many hours tutoring young children at school each week. After the death of Alvis in 2004, Annie moved to Las Vegas, NV. For the past two and one half years Annie has resided at Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living in Provo, UT. She leaves behind many dear and loving friends from her time at Jamestown. As a family, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to the many caregivers at Jamestown who cared for our mother during her time there.
Funeral services and visitation will be held at the Albertson Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, November 4, 2017, located at 3554 North NC 111 903 Highway, Albertson N.C. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM with the funeral beginning at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Pine Lawn Cemetery in Kinston, N.C. immediately following the funeral.