J. C. Yates

J C Yates

J C Yates, 74, of Beaufort, died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Harborview Health Care in Morehead City.

He was a member of Santa Rosa Shores Baptist Church in Gulf Breeze, FL and the Elks Club of Navarre, FL. He loved to work with wood and was avid gardener. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Coast Guard and was a Vietnam veteran.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara A. Yates; parents, Jas and Hattie Yates and son, J C Yates, Jr.

J C is survived by his wife, Sheila A. Yates; son, John R. Yates of Tampa, FL; daughter Joanna L Mauldin and husband, Donald of Beaufort, NC; two step-children: Alexander Emlaw of Farmington, MN and Alaina Deanna Armstrong of Farmington, MN; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday, December 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Cherry Point Baptist Church in Havelock, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Carteret County, PO Drawer 1619, Morehead City, NC 28557-1619.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Dec. 12, 2012