Born 11-4-1950 -- Died 5-31-2006
Barbara Allen Smith Yates, 55, of Hardy died May 31, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.
She was born Nov. 4, 1950, in Lawton, Okla., the daughter of the late Jerry and Kathleen May (Davis) Smith. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Larry D. Yates; seven children, Jessie Howard of Burns Flat, Okla., James Yates of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Geneva Yates of Burns Flat, Michelle Smith Yates of Oklahoma City, Deenola Gonzales of Clinton, Okla., Billy Yates of Highland and Marcie Yates of Siloam Springs, Ark.; three brothers, Jerry Smith of Durant, Okla., Don Smith of Hardy and John Smith of Bowie, Texas; six sisters, Maxine Buchannan of Hobart, Okla., Mary Oliver of Cordell, Okla., Juanita Chester of Cassville, Miss., Bessie Dodd of Memphis, Tenn., Donna Smith Baker of Hardy, and Stacy Smith of Houston, Texas; and 18 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, George Smith.
Funeral services were held June 3 at the Tri-County Funeral Home in Highland with Bro. Floyd Rikard officiating. Burial followed in the Turkey Pen Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.
Pallbearers were Larry Yates, Jessie Howard, Don Smith, Billy Yates, Charlie Yates and Brandy Smith.