Virgil Huit Yates

Virgil Huit Yates, 81, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, July 22, 2019 at Hospice Inpatient Care at Norton Healthcare. He was a native of Cecilia, a member of College Heights United Methodist Church and Stephensburg Lodge #212. He retired from Gates Rubber Company after 22 years as a quality control supervisor. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Stanley Yates and Gracie Sprinkles Yates; and brother, William Earl Yates. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Bewley Yates; two daughters, Jennifer Burkhart and Portia (Kevin) Oldham all of Elizabethtown; four grandchildren, Jason (Mary Ann) Burkhart, Kyle (Sarah) Oldham, Jerah (Stephen) Price, and Austin (Tara) Oldham; and five great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Brayden, Carlee, Axel, and Olivia. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Robert W. Daugherty officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and continues after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hosparus of Central Kentucky. Condolences may be expressed online at


Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Thursday, July 25, 2019 starting at 11:00 AM
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