Thelma Joan Yates

PDT Sports Report

June 11, 2013

Thelma Joan Yates

Thelma Joan Yates, 74, of Columbus, formerly of Lucasville, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Southeast Ohio Medical Center in Cambridge.

She was born Sept. 23, 1938, in Lucasville, a daughter of the late Dan and Mary Avanell Smith Dace Chaffin.

She is survived by one son, Dan Yates of Cambridge; one daughter, Barbara Yates of Columbus; two grandchildren; and three brothers, Paul, Thomas, and Glen Dace, all of Lucasville.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Francis Yates, Nov. 19, 1991; two brothers, Danny Lee and Herman Dace; four sisters, Faye James, Dolly Mae Hammond, Kay Vest, and Mildred Davis.

Graveside memorial services will be conducted at noon Friday, June 14, 2013, in Lucasville Cemetery with Bob Davis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville.