Gene L. Yates

Monday, December 9, 2013

Gene L. Yates, 86, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at the Hospice House of Ozarks in Mountain Home, Ark.

He was born October 22, 1927, in Success, Ark., and was the son of the late Harvey Briton and Naomi (Brown) Yates.

He was united in marriage to Edna Mae Holloway on Feb. 18, 1948. She preceded him in death on December 21, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Janice Busby; sister, Elsilene Miller; and brother, J.C. Holloway.

Gene was a longtime member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Piggott, Ark. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy.

Survivors include his son, Rick Yates of Piggott, Ark.; daughters, Reta Light of Norfork, Ark. and Jennifer Rhodes of Piggott, Ark.; 10 grandchildren: Reta, Rhonda, Adam, Lacy, Britton, Keela, Ashton, Ethan, Shane and Alysha; three great-grandsons; a sister, Darlene Czerczky, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Bro. Rob Welborn officiating. Burial was in Piggott Cemetery in Piggott, Ark. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., was in charge of the arrangements. Visitation was held Saturday, prior to services, at the funeral home.

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