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Remembering Don Yates

Jane Aaron writes:
When I was growing up, Don Yates and my brother, Steve Aaron, were near the same age, and spent more time together. But, as an adult, I got to know him and loved his sense of humor. He and his twin sister, Sue Yates Williams, were born at my Reeves grandparents’ home, near Shiloh Christian Church.

Sue was born first, and I’m not sure, but I think it was 30 minutes or more before Don was born. Every time I was at one of Sue and Don’s birthday celebrations, Don found a way to mention that Sue was much older than he was. Once he said, “Yes, Sue is 4 or 5 years older than I am”! He knew how to get a laugh!

He was such a revered member of our large Reeves family, and I’m so sad about his passing. I’m glad I was able to visit with him twice this past year, and will miss him so much. My heart and prayers go out to Freida, his children and grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews, and many other Reeves cousins.

This story was posted on 2022-03-18 11:35:37
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