Note: Obituary in Fentress Courier 17 Mar 1999 page 20. Obituary in The Muncie Star-Press -- MUNCIE -- William E. Yates, 71, 708 Ribble Ave., died Wednesday in Mall Memorial Hosptial after a long illness. Mr. Yates was born in Jamestown, Tenn., and attended Fentress County schools. He moved to Muncie in 1951. He retired from Indiana Steel and Wire in 1989. He was a member of West Side Church of Christ. Survivors incude his wife of 49 years, Ina Stephens Yates; a son, William M. Yates; three daughters, Carolyn Yates, Paula Sowers and Peggy Riley (husband: Stephen); two sisters, Electa Franklin (husband: Elmer) and Carrie Smith, and eight grandchildren. A brother and a sister are deceased. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Parson Mortuary. Burial will be in Tomlinson Cemetery. Calling will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and a half-hour before services Saturday at Parson Mortuary.
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