Zelma Yates

Sunday, September 28, 2003

ANNA, Ill. -- Zelma May Yates, 85, of Creal Springs, Ill., and formerly of Anna and Cobden, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill.

She was born April 20, 1918, at Cobden, Ill., daughter of Everett and Martha Smith Caraker. She and Alonzo Yates were married in 1935 at Union Co., Ill.

She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Yates was a retired housekeeping supervisor with the former Anna State Hospital.

Survivors include a son; Donald Ray of Creal Springs; two sisters, Helen Garner and Lavada Henderson, both of Anna; and five grandchildren.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Paul Sadler and Tim Sadler officiating. Burial will be in Anna City Cemetery.