Obituary for Ellis Perry Yates

Ellis Perry Yates, age 81 of Pulaski passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at his home.

Born April 4, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan he was the son of the late Conley Ellis Yates & Lucille Dye Yates. His wife, Lillian Marie Yates, brother, Orville Coleman and sister Dorothy Marie Hicks also preceded him in death. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

He is survived by his


Crystal Cox – Pulaski

David Yates – Richlands

Ramona Yates – Richlands

Carolyn Vance – Abingdon


Nikki Lovern, Dystine Cox & Tabatha Cox, Emily Yates, Stefanie Yates, Aaron Wayne Yates, Eric Brady Yates, Robert Vance, Cassandra Vance, Shannon Ratliff & Lantonya Ratcliff.

Great Grandchildren

Mason Lang & Cameron Hancock

Funeral services will be held   Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. October 3, 2018.  at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Carson Linkous officiating. Interment will follow at the Southwest Virginia Veteran’s Cemetery, Dublin.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in care of his daughter, Crystal Yates, 1055 Lucas Place, Pulaski, VA. 24301

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Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.