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Ethel Birdell Yates
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Obituary for Ethel Birdell Yates

Ethel Birdell Yates, 86, of Seymour, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018. She was a Knox County School Bus Contractor. Birdell will be missed by all who knew her.

Birdell was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest “Shorty” Yates; daughter, Renee Yates; granddaughters, Tara Yates and Kayla Yates; grandson, Steven Yates; mother, Dean Boring; father, Sam Daniel Payne; brothers, Sam, Dale, D.C., and Denver Payne.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Carolyn and Mike Parton; Sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Toni Yates, Gary and Brenda Yates, Bryan and Sara Yates; Grandchildren, Adam Yates, Chris Yates, Jeff Yates, Melissa Roach, Matthew Yates, Megan Parton, Ethan Yates, and Stephanie Sowers; Great-grandchildren, Daniel Yates, Taylor and Lucas Sowers, Corbin and Logan Contessa, Quinn and Sophie Yates, Noah, Isaac, Bailey, and Bryson Roach, Jeremiah, Hannah, Joshua, Jonathan, Emma, Kate, and Lyla Yates; Great-great-grandchildren, Joshua, Noah, and Isaac Sowers; sisters, Betty Saputo of Michigan, and Leola P. Sparks.

Funeral service 7 PM Wednesday, August 8th in Atchley's Seymour Chapel with Jeff Yates officiating. Interment 11 AM Thursday at Highland South Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, 122 Peacock Ct., Seymour, TN 37865 (577-2807). Online condolences may be made at (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)


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Visitation

Wednesday

8

Aug

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Atchley Funeral Home

122 Peacock Court
Seymour, TN 37865

Service

Wednesday

8

Aug

7:00 PM
Atchley Funeral Home

122 Peacock Court
Seymour, TN 37865

Graveside

Thursday

9

Aug

11:00 AM
Highland South Cemetery

Chapman Highway
Knoxville, TN

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