CandlesWHITE PLAINS, KY., Mildred Groves Yates, 94, of White Plains passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Hillside Nursing Home in Madisonville. She was born in Muhlenberg County on December 27, 1926 the daughter of Harvey Groves and Lonnie Wells Groves. She was a member of the Church of Christ of White Plains. She loved her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul Yates, and 4 brothers Harold Groves, Lee Groves, Milton Groves and Bernie Groves.

She is survived by 2 children Billy (Ruth) Yates of White Plains, Jane (Roger) Martin of White Plains, a sister Mary Taylor of Henderson, 3 grandchildren Billy (Missy) Yates, Karen (Tony) Hight, Timmy (Lisa) Martin, 10 great grandchildren Makinzy Yates, Dylan Yates, Victoria Hight, Donovan Hight, Gabriel Martin, Corey Hendricks, Jacob Osborne, Colleen Osborne, Julie Osborne, and Alaine Osborne.

Visitation will be from at 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY with Rev. Byron Groves officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in White Plains.

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