Our loving mother, Gatha Gladys (Dively) Yates, went home to be with our Lord on March 12, 2008 at the age of 96. She was born July 29, 1911 at Wapepello County, Iowa, to: Clint and Leora Dively. She married Carl Wilson Yates in 1932. They had 11 children. She was preceded in death by her husband. Carl on Sept. 16, 1975, one son, John Ohert Yates on June 19, 1976 and by two sons-in-law, Wendell Fort and Marvin Fort.
She is survived by five daughters-June Fort and Martha Bennett of Clifty, Joan Fort of Farmington, Virginia Case and husband, Tommy of Dark, Betty Wilson and husband, Rick of Springdale; five sons, Carl and Agnes Yates of Clifty, ¬ William and Margaret Yates of Pflugerville, Texas, Toney and Kay Yates of Goshen, Jim and Linda Yates of Huntsville and Miles Sr. and Betty Yates of Springdale, also 31 grandchildren, 90 great-grandchildren. and 46 great-great-grandchildren.
Gatha was a devout Christian and loved to sing. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and will be greatly missed by all. She attended Peoples Mission Church in Alabam.
Services are at Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville on Sat. March 15 at 2 PM with Bros. Jac¬k Graham and Dennis Brannan officiating. Burial will be in the Clifty Cemete¬y. Pallbearers will be great-grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be grandsons. Visitation will be from 6:00 P. M. to 8:00 P. M. on Friday.