James E. "Junnie" Yates Jr., 88, of Colonial Heights, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at John Randolph Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. Dorothy O'Quinn officiating. Burial will follow in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, with military honors. An American Legion service will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, with visitation to follow until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Colonial Heights Food Pantry, 530 Southpark Blvd., Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com