DEARING, Ga. - Mr. Claude Yates, 60, husband of Geraldine Yates, entered into rest Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2006, at New Life Church of God in Harlem, with Rev. Wallace Banks officiating. Full military honors were accorded.
Mr. Yates was born in Charleston, WV, and had retired from the U.S. Army. He was a rural mail carrier with the Harlem Post Office. He was a member of the Republican National Committee and New Life Church of God.
Survivors include his wife Geraldine 'Gerry' Yates; son Claude E. Yates, Jr. and his wife Annie, Dearing; one daughter, Vicky Denise Pratt and her husband Mike, Farmington, Maine; one sister, Shirley Yates, West Virginia; two brothers, Denver E. Yates, Dearing, and Donald Ray Yates, West Virginia; and granddaughter Charlene Pratt, Farmington, Maine.
If so desired, memorials may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, 505 Eight Avenue, Suite 902, New York, New York 10018.