Mr. James Archie Yates, Jr., age 48, of Campbellton, died June 16, 2013 after a short illness. Mr. Yates was born Dec. 14, 1964 in Bonifay. His family lived in Vernon, until 1975 before settling in Cottondale. Mr. Yates was a farmhand and beekeeper throughout his life.
Mr. Yates is predeceased by his father, James Archie Yates, Sr. and a brother, James Allen Yates.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy Catron Yates of Campbellton; his mother, JoAnn Reeder Yates of Marianna; one sister, Kathy and Rusty Holmes; niece, Brittany Holmes Wilkins and Josh; nephews, Tommy Holmes and Bobby Holmes all of Marianna; one brother, Keith Yates; niece Brandy Yates; nephews, Justin Yates and Josh Yates all of Graceville; special friends the Villeda family and Macalister/Waddell families of Campbellton.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Arlester Macalister and Speaker Lamont Ennis officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay directing. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Emerald Coast, 4374 Lafayette Street, Marianna, FL 32447.