Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery for Shawn Yates, 51, of Sumrall, who died on Saturday, March 11, at his residence. The Rev. Al Lott and the Rev. Leslie Walton officiated at the services. Visitation was held from noon until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at Colonial Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. James Lafayette Yates, and niece, Tiffany Thornhill.
Survivors include his daughter, Raven Yates; son, Canyon Yates; mother, Audrey Yates Spradley; sister, Jan Foster (Kenneth); niece, Megan Foster (Danny), and nephew, Gage Thornhill.
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Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.