Virginia Yates

Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory
194 Queen Street
Boone, North Carolina, United States

Obituary of Virginia Miller Yates

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Virginia Miller Yates, age 95, of Boone, passed away Monday, August 8, 2022. She was a native of Watauga County and the daughter of the late Monroe C. and Estella Mae White Miller. Virginia spent a lot of her time at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center. She enjoyed serving food and all of the fellowship. But most importantly she enjoyed playing the piano and singing at the center. She was an artist and had numerous notebooks full of her drawings, which she loved to share with everyone. Virginia loved gardening, vegetables and flowers. And would can her vegetables for all to enjoy. She was a member of Boone Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband Conley Leo Yates; her children, Everett Lee Yates and Angela Robin Thompson; her sisters, Georgia Hayes and Wilma Greene; and her brothers, Howard Miller, Jack Miller, Bill Miller and Lewis Miller. She is survived by her daughter, Kathie Senft of Boone; her brother, Kermit Miller and wife Willie of Hudson; her sister, Rena Goodman and husband Jack of Vilas. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Nikki Reynolds, Chris Yates, Amber Senft, Courtney Senft, Zachary Thompson and Matthew Thompson; one great-grandson Brandon Yates. Her sister-in-laws Nell Miller and Ester Miller. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the services from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens. The family requests no food please. Memorial donations may be made to Austin & Barnes Funeral Home, to offset funeral expenses. Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Yates family.
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