Mt. Vernon Register-News

December 20, 2012

Richard Yates


MT. VERNON — — Richard Oliver Yates, 67, of Du Quoin, died 9:13 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Fair Acres Rehabilitation and Care Center in Du Quoin.

He was born Thursday, Dec. 21, 1944, in Indianapolis, son of Cyrus Oliver Yates and Effie Mae (Davis) Yates.

Richard served in the U.S. Air Force, was a welder and was a member of First Baptist Church of Du Quoin.

He is survived by daughter, Tracey Nagel and husband Mark of Indiana and several cousins, including Carolyn Young and Peggy Davis of Mt. Vernon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one cousin, Danny Young.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Du Quoin with the Rev. Richard Pearce officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Du Quoin.

There will be no visitation.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the donor’s choice and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.