Mrs. Mary Caroline (Leonard) Yates, 94, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Tallahassee, FL.
Mary was born on August 23, 1918, in Calhoun County and had lived here all of her life. She was a homemaker and a former member of the Bridge Club and Garden Club in Blountstown.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, J. Carey Yates; a daughter, Carol Foster; and a grandson, Daniel Foster.
Survivors include one son, Jim Yates, and his wife, Jeanette, of Blountstown; two daughters, Sue Bateman and her husband, Ernest Hayden, of Blountstown, and Ann Sprieser and her husband, Tom, of Pasco County, FL;12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Saturday, July 20, at 11:00 am (CDT) at the First Baptist Church in Blountstown with Reverend Tim Rhodes and Reverend Jerry Chumley officiating. Memorialization was by cremation.
All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).
What the obituary did not say, is that she was a lovely lady who loved her family and lived a rich, full life. She was smart, used her common sense and added a richness to our family that will be missed. I am her oldest grand daughter and I will miss her always.