V.C. Yates, 86, of Monette, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of the Monette First Baptist Church and had lived In the Buffalo Island area most of her life.
She is survived by three daughters, Callie Hampton and Diane Hicks, both of Manila, and Janet Raper of Cordova, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Lewis Nettles, Shonda Nettles Quenda, Derick Hampton, Kari Short, Holly Hicks Adams, and Jairus Hicks; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Cole, mother, Sally Hout, husband, Leonard Yates, daughter, Peggy Jo Yates Nettles, four brothers, a sister, a half brother and three half sisters.
The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Monette with Rev. Captain Lovell officiating. Burial was in the Monette Cemetery under the direction of Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.