Friday, December 29, 2006


From Westbrook Funeral Home’s web site ….

Julia Ann "Judy" Yates 1937 - 2006

Julia Ann “Judy” Yates, age 69, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was born January 13, 1937, at Beebe, to Eugene and Mary Priest Rice, and she died December 27, 2006. She was a Thirtyniner Choir member and active church member. Her main interests were her sons and friends and neighbors on Westwood Lane where she had lived since 1962. Judy was a loving wife, caring mother, devoted daughter and loyal friend. She was a 1954 graduate of Searcy High School and attended Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway.

She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-eight years, Robert P. Yates, Sr. and her parents. She is survived by two sons, Robert P. Yates, Jr. and Terry Yates, both of Little Rock; three sisters-in-law, Kathryn Yates of Ocala, Florida; Dorothy Williams of Little Rock and Mary Weeks, of North Little Rock; five nieces and two nephews.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. Funeral will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2006, at South Highland Baptist Church, 10200 W. 36th, Little Rock, with burial in Pinecrest Memorial Park, Alexander.

Anita Hart Fuller

Judy was my best friend all through school: grade school to high school. She played french horn in the band - but she probably didn't blow a note save for the tuning note. She was NOT musical and why she chose that very difficult instrument to play I'll never know.

She was my Maid of Honor in our wedding. She has two boys: one is Robert Yates, who writes all the high school football stuff and the racing stuff from Oaklawn - for the Dem-Gaz. He graduated from LRU and began working for the DOG and has only worked for them throughout
his career.

Judy died suddenly a couple of days ago, just dropped dead - which is a wonderful way to go.

Thanks to Don Thompson via Anita, a photo. -tlp-


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