Yeatts, James D.

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James D. Yeatts of Charlottesville, VA passed away June 7, 2014. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in France & Germany. He saw action days before The Battle Of The Bulge, and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was born February 20, 1924. His parents were Thomas Alfred & Mary Ollie Blackwell Yeatts.

He was preceded in death by six brothers; Joe Paul Yeatts, Thomas Lewis Yeatts, Dr. Silas Terry Yeatts, James Cook Yeatts, Thomas Alfred Yeatts Jr. and Edwin Lee (Ed) Yeatts. Six Sisters; Estella Yeatts Whitlock, Ruby Bell Yeatts, Mary Ester (Mae) Hester, Annie Pearl Graham, Cella Wade and Ethel Smith. One Sister-in-Law Helen K. Yeatts. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a dear friend Lottie Hurt. Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 2 PM at Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd, VA, with Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in Jacksonville Cemetery with military graveside rites by Floyd VFW Post #7854 and American Legion Post # 127. Friends may call from 1:00PM – 2:00 PM Tuesday June 10, 2014 at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be. Online condolences may be made at www.gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.com. The Family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd, VA (540) 745-2007.