On Tuesday, August 14, 2007 Chris Pate son of Greg and Diane Pate of Boaz, AL was in a boating accident on Lake Guntersville. Pate had jumped from the boat to retrieve a tube and never surfaced. Late Wednesday afternoon Chris Pate's body was recovered. We will post arrangements when they become available.

Pate has trained with his dad Greg for many years and both operate Pate Stables in Boaz AL. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pate family.

Visitation will be this Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Etowah Memorial Chapel, 12600 US Hwy 431, Boaz, AL. Phone: 256-593-4994.