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Patsy Yates Robinette, 74, died Thursday, April 19, 2012,
at Grace Healthcare of Abingdon, VA, following an extended
illness. She was a former resident of Big Stone Gap, VA.
She was born February 2, 1938, in Dickenson Co VA, near
Fremont, having moved to Kingsport, TN, at an early age.
Her parents, Herbert and Clara Hay Yates, and one older
brother, Thomas F. Yates, predeceased her.
She was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, and
earned a Bachelor's Degree from Lincoln Memorial
She was a member and formerly active in the Trinity United
Methodist Church, Big Stone Gap, for many years where she
served as an adult Sunday School teacher and choir member.
She was an affiliate member of the State Street United
Methodist Church in Bristol, and Suntree United Methodist
Church, Melbourne, FL.
In addition to being a stay-at-home mom, she was a former
elementary and secondary teacher in Wise County and
Waynesboro, VA, City Schools for a total of 17 years.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bruce Robinette;
a daughter, Beverly Robinette (Chip Burkholder), Glade
Spring, VA; one son, John T. Robinette (Donna) Henderson,
NC; one sister, Kay Dale, Kingsport, TN; two brothers,
Steve Yates, Kingsport, TN, and Ronald Yates, Jamestown,
NC; four grandchildren; and a host of great caregivers.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. A
Memorial Service will be conducted at the Trinity United
Methodist Church (203 E. 1st. St., S.), Big Stone Gap, VA,
on Friday, April 27, 2012, at 3 p.m. Pastors Dr. Ken
LaDuke and Howard Taylor will be conducting the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish may
make a contribution in Patsy's memory to the Alzheimer
Association, 207 N. Boone Street #1500, Johnson City, TN
A private Spreading of Ashes interment will take place at
a later date.
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Holding Funeral Home is honored to serve the Robinette