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Mrs. Alice Frances Yates, 81, of Marianna, FL, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2009, in Blountstown. Mrs. Yates was born on February 24, 1928, in Mayo and had lived in Marianna for the past 18 years, coming from Pace. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cypress Creek Baptist Church in Kinard. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Joseph Yates, of Marianna; one son, Ray Yates, and his wife, Beth, of Lawrenceville, GA; one daughter, Karen Yates, of Tallahassee; one brother, Lawton Wilder, of Winter Haven; two sisters, Beulah Mae Sessions of Dowling Park, Annie Maude McCullers and her husband, Robert, of St. Mary’s, GA; and one granddaughter, Debra Yates. Funeral services were held Friday, December 4, at 11:00 a.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Levy Cooper and Rev. Jim Hankins officiating. Interment followed at 1 p.m. (CT) at Pinecrest Cemetery in Marianna. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).

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