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Dorothy Lee Yates

Services for Dorothy Lee Yates, of Jayess, are 2 p.m. Saturday,July 21, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello with burial inRoberts Memorial Cemetery in Monticello.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Yates, 85, died July 19, 2007, at her residence after along battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on Jan. 7, 1922,to John Tullis and Delia Rushing Tullis.

She was a retired seamstress with Kellwood. She was a member ofTopeka Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, BarnieYates; her brothers, William Tullis and Les Thornhill; and hersisters, Patty Thornhill Bullock, Mattie Renfroe, Hettie Reid,Betty Miller, Etta Dickerson McCulough, Henyre Reid and SueLambert; and her great-grandson.

Survivors are her daughters, Euna Deer, of Ft. Walton Beach,Fla., Virginia Deer and Sharon Bardwell, both of McComb; herbrother, John Tullis, of Jayess; her sister, Glyndon Frazier, ofNatchez; her grandchildren, Wayne, Glen and Ray Deer, BrendaGaston, Deborah Roberts, Deloras Young, Donna Dyess, TraceyBardwell and Dawn Greer; 15 great-grandchildren; and threegreat-great-grandchildren.