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John Wade McFate

d. July 24, 2019

John Wade McFate, 76, of Newberry, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on July 2, 1943 in Kosciusko, MS a son of the late Duncan Frazier McFate and Fayette Wade Adams. Mr. McFate was a retired truck driver and enjoyed fishing, traveling, dancing and visiting with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Nation McFate; sons, Duncan McFate, Arthur McFate, Ronald Smith and Jerry Gosnell; daughters, Samantha Rucker, Elizabeth McFate and Nikki Bedenbaugh; a sister, Sharon Neeley; twenty-two grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Mr. McFate was predeceased by a sisters, Clara Goode and Edna Winn and a brother, Fred McFate.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home by the Rev. Dan Lewis. Memorials may be made to a church or charity of one's choice.


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