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Edith Laws Yates

Edith Laws Yates, age 92, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Yates was a native of Washington County and a daughter of the late Bob and Lula Huskins Laws. Edith was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. In Addition to her parents, Edith is preceded in death by her husband, John L. Yates.
Edith has left behind to cherish her memories:
Daughter: Dortha Robinette of Erwin
Grandson: Gene (Robby) Robinette, his wife Pam of Erwin
Two Granddaughters: Donna Pate, her husband Jerome of Elizabethton
Wendy Lane Ryans of Johnson City
Two Great-Grandsons: David A Butler, Greeneville, SC
Isaiah Ryans of Johnson City
Five Great-Granddaughters: Ginger Matson, her husband James of Erwin
Katie Goins, of Pigeon Forge
Chelsia Pate, of Knoxville
Bethany Pate, of Mount Dora, FL
Brenda White, her husband Shaun of Erwin
Great-Great-Grandchildren: Zech Matson, Ben Matson, Bella Pate and Curtis Jones
Special Cousins: Georgia Huskins and Stella Rutherford
Special Nieces: Katherine Hensley and Janie Cooper

The family requests the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Edith Elizabeth Yates in a Committal service to be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lamar community, Jonesborough. Reverend Richard Chapman will officiate. Vocal selections will be provided by Stella Rutherford. Bagpipes will be played by piper Rob Hoss. Serving as pallbearers will be the nephews: Larry Lane, Howard Lane, Herman Lane, Marty Richardson, Billy Huskins, and Steve Huskins. The family will receive friends anytime at her residence.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Edith Elizabeth Yates through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.