Vivian Yates

Friday, August 2, 2002

COBDEN, Ill. -- Vivian Yates, 95, of Cobden died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Jonesboro Healthcare Center in Jonesboro, Ill.

She was born Nov. 24, 1906, at Cobden, daughter of William and Lona Nicholson Garner. She and Henry Clay Yates were married May 7, 1932, in Union County, Ill. He died June 13, 1988.

Yates retired as a custodian from Cobden School District. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Alice Jackson of Joliet, Ill.; two sons, Dean and Larry Yates of Anna, Ill.; a sister, Ruby Yates of Cobden; a brother, Carl Garner of Anna; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter and three brothers.

Friends may call at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Cobden from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Holderfield officiating. Burial will be in Cobden Cemetery.