Virginia M. Yeates

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Virginia M. Yeates died peacefully Saturday, April 9, 2005, in Durham, Calif. Graveside services will be held Friday, June 24, at 10 a.m. at Worsley Cemetery.

Virginia was born to Lyman T. Dever and Rachel A. Dozer Dever on April 12, 1909, in Montevallo. She married Robert Earl Yeates Jan. 7, 1939, in Nevada. She spent her married years as a homemaker and farmer with her husband in Rich Hill. After his death she worked nine years as a psychiatric aide at the Nevada State Hospital, Nevada, retiring May 1, 1974. She was an accomplished gardener and seamstress. In 1993 she moved to Willows, Calif., to be near her sisters.

Virginia is survived by one sister, Rachel M. Sisson, of Willows; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and three sisters.

Arrangements are under the direction of Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. View obituary and send condolences online at