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Funeral services for William R. Bill Yates, 94,
of Jeffersonville, will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, December 30, at Kraft Funeral
Home, Charlestown Road Chapel, New
Albany, IN. with burial in Kraft-Graceland
Memorial Park. He died Monday, Dec. 25, 2017,
at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was a retired auto salesperson from
Bales Motor Co. in Jeffersonville, former
employee at American Tobacco Co. in
Louisville, an Army veteran of World War II.
He was the widow of Madeline Dean Yates
and predeceased by his daughter, Shirley J. Yates.
Survivors include two sons, Carl E. LaVon,
Jeffersonville, and Mike LaVon (Linda),
Charlestown; three daughters, Linda Fugit (Jim),
Clarksville, Shari L. Huffman (Mike),
Hebron, Ky., and Debora J. Crone (Darrell),
Charlestown; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-
grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation at the funeral home will be
from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, and after 9 a.m. Saturday.
The family requests that expressions of
sympathy take the form of contributions to
American Heart Association or ALS Association.
Published on December 27, 2017
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