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Official Obituary of

Raymond "Ray" Wesley Yates, Jr.

August 31, 1943 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Raymond "Ray" Yates, Jr. Obituary

Raymond Wesley Yates, Jr. lovingly known as Ray, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Ray was born on August 31, 1943, son of the late Raymond Wesley Yates, Sr. and Madeline Ursel Gurkin Yates. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Dr. Rae Lynn Yates.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Piney Forest Baptist Church with Pastor Willard McPherson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will speak to friends from 2:00-2:45 p.m. prior to the service on Thursday, at the church.

Ray was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved fishing, traveling, and helping those he loved. 

The surviving family includes his wife, Judy Turbeville Yates of the home; sons, Christopher R. Yates of New York, Wesley Leon Yates of Wilmington; daughter, Heather Yates Hinson and husband, Kiley, of Chadbourn; siblings, Nancy Yates Dove and husband, Robert, of Chadbourn, Mary Helen Yates of Ocean Isle Beach; six grandchildren, Ethan Hinson, Cooper Hinson, Reid Hinson, Logan Yates, Judah Yates, Christian Strickland.

Memorials can be made to the Class of 1997 Rae Lynn Yates, MD Memorial Scholarship.

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February 29, 2024

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Piney Forest Baptist Church
Andrew Jackson Highway
Chadbourn, NC 28431

Funeral Service
February 29, 2024

3:00 PM
Piney Forest Baptist Church
Andrew Jackson Highway
Chadbourn, NC 28431


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