Norma Jean Brown Yates

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Funeral service for Norma Jean Brown Yates, 82, will be held Monday, May 2, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Edwardsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Garner and the Rev. Jeff Layton officiating with burial to follow at Lower Cane Creek Church Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 5 - 7 at the Edwardsville Baptist Church. Mrs. Yates passed peacefully on April 29, 2016, at her home in Heflin. Mrs. Yates is survived by her husband of 62 years, L.V. Yates, of Heflin; two daughters, Karen Payne (Lynn) and Glenda Nolen (Jeff), both of Heflin; five grandchildren, Patrice Kurzejeski (Tim), Chesley Payne (Tiffany), Brad Payne (Hollie), Craig Nolen (Emily) and Blake Nolen (Erica); 11 great-grandchildren and brother, James Scooter Brown, of Robbinsville, North Carolina. Mrs. Yates was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Ruby Brown; brothers, Russell Brown, Arvid Brown, Gerald Brown and sister, Nancy Skinner. Pallbearers will be nephews. Mrs. Yates was a native and lifelong resident of Cleburne County and a member of Edwardsville Baptist Church of Edwardsville. She was a faithful wife, loving mother, grandmother and lived her life loving the Lord and taking care of others. Her family will miss her famous chocolate cake. The Family would like to thank her caregivers, Pat Munroe, Pat Beason and Michelle Payne; nurse, Michael McElroy and other kind members of ALACARE Hospice for their care of Mrs. Yates and support of the Yates family. In lieu of flowers the family request donation to be made to Edwardsville Baptist Church or Jamiysn Dream at 4062 Burton St Heflin AL, 36264. Dryden Funeral Home 256-463-2287 Visit our website:
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Published in The Anniston Star on May 1, 2016