Yates celebrate 65th wedding anniversary
R. C. and Ann Yates celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 8.
R.C., son of George C. and Varina Coleman Yates, wed Julia Ann Schulte, daughter of Joe and Jane Potter Schulte on Oct. 8, 1950 at Virginia Methodist parsonage. They were married by Rev. Floyd Brewer.
The wedding was attended by Marion Walton, best man; Phyllis Harrison, maid of honor; Donna Potter, Rosie Devine, Connie “Bud” Davis, and Ralph Anderson. All are deceased but Ralph Anderson.
The couple are the parents of Douglas C. Yates, (wife Yolonda), Corpus Christi, Texas, and V. Joyce Yates Covington, deceased. They have two grandchildren and six step-grandchildren, as well as several great-grandchildren.
The couple lived in Virginia and Jacksonville, before they moved to Texas in 1980. They currently reside in Corpus Christi, Texas.
R. C. retired as a Senior Mechanical Technician with GPM Engineering. Ann retired from banking after more the 20 years.
They are members of the First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi.