James “Jim” Benjamin Yates, Jr., age 93, of Durham, died Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Seasons of Southpoint Memory Care Community.
Jim was born in Orange County, NC on April 1, 1928 to the late James Benjamin Yates, Sr., and Mamie Johnson Yates. He was also preceded in death by his first wife; Jean M. Yates, second wife; Shirley Pickard Yates, one brother; Ervin Yates, and five sisters; Margaret Y. Cox, Doris Y. Dunaway, Sadie Y. Hester, Louise Y. Truesdale, and Edith Y. Keith.
Surviving relatives include his wife; Barbara Council Talbert Yates, three daughters; Bennie Y. Sparrow and husband Freddy of Leasburg, NC, Karon A. Griffin of Graham, Jamie Y. Mastin and husband Pete of Chapel Hill, one son; Shannon Talbert of Chapel Hill, one sister; Francis Y. Clark of Hillsborough, eight grandchildren; Shannon Jones of Prospect Hill, NC, Jordan Dawson of Graham, Jay Griffin of Graham, Savannah Mastin of Chapel Hill, Sam Mastin of Chapel Hill, Megan Talbert of Durham, Kendall Hamm of Pittsboro, Courtney Talbert of Pittsboro, and many great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 2PM at Palmers Grove UMC in Hillsborough with Anggie Thompson, CLM presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Immediately following the committal service, you will be able to greet the family in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made in Jim’s memory to Palmers Grove United Methodist Church 1211 Palmers Grove Church Road Hillsborough, NC 27278.
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Palmers Grove United Methodist Church
1211 Palmers Grove Church Road, Hillsborough NC 27278