Mrs. Merna Mae Yankee, age 84, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Nix will officiate the service.
Mrs. Yankee was born on June 22, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., to Olin A. Cooper and Flossie Wood Cooper. She was a member of Dewberry Baptist Church No. 2. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert F. Yankee.
Mrs. Yankee is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Lawrence Duckworth, Gainesville; son, Robert O. Yankee, Waldport, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; sister, Marion Blascyk, Bradenton, Fla.; sister, Arlin Drummond, Bradenton, Fla.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504, is in charge of arrangements.