LEXINGTON, Ky. — Athalie Jane Sparks Yates, 87, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Rawl, passed away Tues., June 10, 2014, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
Born Aug. 18, 1926, in Morgantown, she was a daughter of the late George and Lula Groves Sparks. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Bert Yates Sr.; one son, Bert Yates Jr.; one brother, Hugh Sparks, and a son-in-law, Anthony Dare.
Athalie graduated from Williamson High School in the Class of 1944, and she attended Sprigg Independent Baptist Church when she resided in the area.
Survivors include her children, Mark Yates and David (Dessie) Yates, both of Williamson, and Susan Dare and Sharon (Jim) Jones. both of Lexington; her grandchildren, David Benjamin Yates, Sabrina Love, Krystin Yates, Sarah Dare, James Dare, and Thomas Dare, and her great-grandchildren, Zoe and Zander Yates and Autumn and Olivia Love.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Fri., June 13, at Hatfield Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. View Memory Gardens at Maher with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.hatfieldfc.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Ky.