Gene L. Yates(1927 - 2013)

Gene L. Yates, 86

Gene L. Yates, 86, of Piggott, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at the Hospice House of Ozarks in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

He was born October 22, 1927, in Success, Arkansas, and was the son of the late Harvey Briton and Naomi Brown Yates.

He was united in marriage to Edna Mae Holloway on February 18, 1948. She preceded him in death on December 21, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Janice Busby; sister, Elsilene Miller; and brother, J.C. Holloway.

Gene was a longtime member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Piggott, Arkansas. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy.

Survivors include his son, Rick Yates of Piggott, Arkansas; daughters, Reta Light of Norfork, Arkansas, and Jennifer Rhodes of Piggott, Arkansas; ten grandchildren: Reta, Rhonda, Adam, Lacy, Britton, Keela, Ashton, Ethan, Shane, and Alysha; three great-grandsons; sister, Darlene Czerczky, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hoggard & Sons Chapel with Bro. Rob Welborn officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery in Piggott, Arkansas. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Arkansas, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation began Saturday 11:00 a.m. until service time.

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Funeral Home

Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home
142 N 3Rd St Piggott, AR 72454
(870) 598-3469

Published in Baxter Bulletin on Dec. 10, 2013