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Tony "T.J." Franklin Pate, Jr.

January 23, 1995 — April 14, 2024

Tony "T.J." Franklin Pate, Jr.

Tony “T.J.” Franklin Pate, Jr. 29, of Sasser Georgia, passed away Saturday April 14, 2024.

Memorial services will be held Saturday April 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Randolph Pate and David Dixon will officiate. 

T.J. attended Terrell Academy. He was sports fanatic especially the Georgia Bulldogs. Go Dawgs! He followed all the sports from football to baseball and to basketball. Although his favorite pastime was throwing horseshoes and sitting around “poking” a fire with family and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his father Tony Pate, paternal grandparents; Thomas and Daphine Pate, aunts; Pam Dixon, Lynn Welch, Terrie Pate, Uncles; R.P. Pate, Johnny Welch, and a cousin, Little Ray Pate. 

He is survived by his mother and her husband; Terri and John Gatlin of Sasser GA, brothers; Jason Allex of Leesburg, GA, Taylor Gatlin (Tiffany) of Ellijay, GA, Lawson Gatlin (Jessica) of Leesburg, GA, a sister; Morgan Hart (Taylor) of Desoto, GA, grandparents; Ed Rhodes Of Tifton, GA, Martha Rhodes of Albany, GA, great-grandmother; Jeanette Cleveland of Blakley, GA, Uncles; Paul Rhodes (Marsheila) Florida, Mitch Pate of Worth County, David Dixon of Worth County, two special nieces Alyssa Allex and Ansley Allex along with nine nieces and two nephews. T.J. also had numerous cousins and many friends that he considers family. 

The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. at Mathews Funeral Home.

At the request of the family, please dress casually to his memorial service on Saturday. 

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