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Mabel Chrystine (Coats) Yoakum, 77, of Ray County, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.
Mabel (“Nanny”) was born Dec. 18, 1930, the daughter of Roy and Ethel (Beam) Coats. She married James Daniel Yoakum of Ray County on March 3, 1949; he preceded her in death.
Survivors include: daughter Vicki Thompson, who loved and cared for her day in and day out, and her son-in-law Terry, of Richmond, and her daughter Karen; one son Larry; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one brother, Leonard Allen of Glendale, Ariz.; and two sisters, Naomi Thomas of Richmond, and L’Berta Shelton of Pinehurst, N.C.
The family wishes to thank the nursing staff at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Vitas Hospice Group for their love and support that helped Mabel and the family in the final days of her life.
Her parents and husband Jim, brothers Floyd and Albert Dean, and sisters Gladys Nadine and Selma Juanita O’Dell, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m to noon, Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Polley Funeral Home in Richmond. The funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at noon. Burial will be at the New Hope Cemetery in Millville.
Arrangements are under the direction of Polley Funeral Home in Richmond.