Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

October 12, 2012

Lillian Ellen Yates


Mineral Wells Index

— Lillian Ellen Yates, of Mineral Wells, died at home on Oct. 11, 2012.

She was born in Rotan, Texas, the daughter of William Carl and Stella (Warren) Martin. Lillian had one of the most strenuous jobs there was, a homemaker; she was tough but very loving and lived for her family. When not caring for her family she loved to spend time in the garden where she produced some of the most beautiful flowers. She was also involved in flower and garden clubs. She was a strong Christian and loved to go to church; this is where her strong family values came from. She has now entered her loving Lord’s arms.

She leaves behind sisters, Geneva Thompson and Betty James Forbs; brothers, Anson, Iven and Kenneth Martin; grandson, Chester Yates; great-grandchildren, Jamie Shadden, Jennifer Yates and James and his wife, Jacey Yates; great-great grandchildren, Emily Sullinger, Aden Sullinger and Addison Yates.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 2009; son, Carl Chester Yates Sr.; and two brothers, Eddy and Willie Martin.

Service is 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Ballew Springs Church with burial following at Woodland Park Cemetery. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left at www.bcbfuneralhome.com.

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home