Thomas and Joann Yates

Thomas “Tom” Yates, 91, of Hopkinsville, died Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Creekwood Place of natural causes.

Joann Gibson Yates, 89, of Hopkinsville, died Thursday, February 25, 2021, at her home of natural causes. Joint graveside services for the Yates, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West with burial to follow. After 67 loving years of marriage, Joann passed just a few short hours after her husband Thomas. Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home has been entrusted by the family to handle the arrangements.

Mr. Yates was born July 2, 1929, in Bardwell, Kentucky, the son of the late Ed and Essie Lee Willey Yates. Tom was a Lab Technician for 23 years at Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Mrs. Yates was born December 7, 1931, in Milburn, Kentucky, the daughter of the late James and Nora Morris Gibson. Joann was a homemaker. They were both a member of Second Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Charles Edward Yates. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Gibson.

Survivors include their son, James Edward (Nancy Jo) Yates of Marysville, Ohio; daughter, Nancy Yates (Alan) Toliver of Hopkinsville; his brother, William Earl Yates of South Carolina; his sister, Stella Mae Coffman of Kentucky; her brother, David Gibson of Kentucky; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Second Baptist Church at 720 West 7th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240; and in her memory to Pennyroyal Hospice at 220 Burley Avenue Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

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