SYLVESTER -- Mr. Tony "Bertsdale" Pate, 48, of Sylvester died Friday, July 20, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday July 22, 2012 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Etheridge officiating.

Mr. Pate was born on September 3, 1963 to Thomas Franklin and Daphine Horten Pate in Sylvester. He has lived in Worth County all his life. Mr. Pate was self-employed in construction where he framed houses. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and fishing.

Survivors include his son, T. J. Pate of Sasser; parents, Thomas and Daphine Pate of Sylvester; brother, Mitch Pate (Terrie) of Sylvester; sisters, Pam Dixon (David) of Albany, and Lynn Welch of Sylvester.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 PM until service hour at Banks Funeral Home.

Mr. Pate was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Ray Pate.

Banks Funeral Home

Sylvester 229/776-2055