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William Russell "Russ" Yates

July 3, 1931 — November 3, 2017

William Russell "Russ" Yates

William Russell “Russ” Yates, age 86, of Adairsville, passed away Friday afternoon November 3rd in the Redmond Regional Medical Center. Russ was born July 3, 1931 in Atlanta, son of the late Victor Roscoe Yates and Mary Jane Loudermilk Yates. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the United States Marine Corp. He was a member of the North Atlanta Baptist Church and prior to his retirement was employed with the Gordon County School System. Russ was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His favorite scripture was John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife; Margaret Allene Yates, his son; Steven Russell Yates, and a brother; Vernon Roscoe Yates. Survivors include his son; William Robert Yates and his wife; Rita of Summerville, one daughter; Donna Gale Yates of Blue Ridge, one sister; Muriel Taylor of Powder Springs. Three grandchildren; Dixie Benson, Russell M. Yates, and Kristen Yates, seven great-grandchildren as well as a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. Graveside services will be conducted Sunday November 5th at 2:30pm from the Mt. Harmony Cemetery in Mableton, with Rev. Charles “Chuck” Romain officiating. Pallbearers serving will include; Russell “Rusty” Yates, Kent Benson, Ron Yates, Vincent Yates, Andrew Cole, and Britt Cole. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 5 until 8pm at the funeral home. The family request that memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital @ P.O. Box 2151, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn., 38101. You may send condolences to the family at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the funereal services for Mr. William Russell “Russ” Yates.
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