Elizabeth Marie Yates, daughter of the late Clarence and Lilly Higgs, was born on Nov. 2, 1926 in Naylor, Mo., and died on Friday, Dec.10, 2010 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 84.
Mrs. Yates was a home-maker and a resident of Dexter.
She was united in marriage to Elmer Yates. He preceded her in death in 1974.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Yates of Dexter and Dwane Yates of Bernie, Mo.; one daughter, Sharon Elliot of Pocahontas, Ark.; and one brother Orville Higgs of Rockford, Ill.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Dec.14, 2010, from 1-2 p.m.
Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Pastor Tim Russell officiating.