Dateline: Pittsboro, North Carolina
Deceased: Elna Shirley Pate Williams
Elna Williams, 87, peacefully passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Wake Med Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina.
She was born on April 16, 1928 in Beaumont, California and was a daughter of the late Ralph Pate and Hattie Hammond Pate. She was a switchboard operator employed by General Telephone.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her brother, Harvey Pate and her sisters, Betty Pate and Marge Pate.
She is survived by her sons, Kirk Williams (Candice) of Pittsboro, North Carolina and Scott Williams (Julie) of Amherst, Ohio; and her daughter, Debra Williams Yanosko (James), of Lorain, Ohio; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Elna was known to family and friends by her middle name of Shirley. Shirley enjoyed crafting and crocheting and loved animals of all kinds. She will truly be missed.
Services for Mrs. Williams are pending at this time.