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Lonnie E. Yates, Sr., 83, of Bluefield, VA, passed away on Thursday November 23, 2017 after a short illness.
Born in Christiansburg, VA, May 28, 1934, he was the son of the late Everett W. Yates and Edith Baker Yates.  His last days were spent reminiscing and sharing stories about his childhood, family, Graham High School buddies and many friends.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Lonnie, Jr.; daughter, Rebekah and husband William Seidel; grandsons Gavan and Forrest Yates and granddaughters Maggie and Katie Seidel.
In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no services at this time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bluefield, VA Rescue Squad, Shriners Hospital for Children, Lexington, KY or charity of choice.
Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com
Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Lonnie Yates.
Published on November 25, 2017
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