Born 12-8-1913 -- Died 9-15-2002
Leatha Lavada Yates, 88, of Ash Flat, passed away Sept. 15, 2002, at her residence. She was born Dec. 8, 1913, in Sharp County, Ark., the daughter of John Hill and Stella (Heart) Hill. She was married to Ed Yates in January of 1937, in Sharp County. She was a member of the Spring River Baptist Church of Hardy. She was a homemaker.Survivors are eight sons, Burlin and Irene Yates of Holland, Mich., Ronald Jacky Yates of Ash Flat, Wendell and Sue Yates of Hartford City, Ind., Jearl and Martha Yates of Hardy, Larry and Barbara Yates of Hardy, Jim and Pam Yates of Hardy, John and Roberta Yates of Denver, Ind., and Ricky and Terri Yates of Hardy; four daughters, Billie and Floyd Fuller of Hardy, Kathryn and Mack Hawkins of Hartford City, Ind., Sharon and Troy Eversoll of Glencoe, and Shelia and Kenneth Pittman of Russellville, Ark.; one brother, Leonard Hill of Paragould; three sisters, Leona Yates of Paragould, Kathleene Scott of Holland, Mich., and Lois Ledford of Douglas, Mich.; 35 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, two daughters-in-law and one granddaughter.Services were Sept. 18 at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel at Highland with burial in the Bradford Cemetery near Ravenden. Rev. Floyd Rikard officiated. Arrangements were by Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland, Ark.Memorials can be made to Eastern Ozarks Hospice in Cherokee Village.