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Welcome to the memorial page for

Judith Lynn (Cochran) Yates

August 5, 1944 ~ June 20, 2017 (age 72)

Watson-North Funeral Home is deeply honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Judy Yates, age 72 of Winchester.  Mrs. Yates passed from this life at her home with her devoted family at her bed-side.  She was a native of Detroit, MI.  In 1960 she came to Tullahoma to work in the family business, Hudson Bakery.  In 1962, when she was a junior at Tullahoma High School, she met the love of her life. After a 2 year courtship, they married on Thanksgiving Day 1964.  Following her work in the family business she held various positions as a retail sales clerk at such department stores as W.T. Grants.  When her children were born she left her work to be a stay-at-home mom.  She later was employed by AEDC, from which she retired in 2004.  She was a great lover of animals and was quite the fisher-woman.  With the large catches she reeled in, she put to shame the others with whom she fished.  She also had quite the green thumb, her yard winning the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce “beauty spot”.  Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Anne Hudson Cochran and Walker Cochran.  She leaves to cherish her memory and mourn her passing, her loving and devoted husband of 52 years, Jerry L. Yates; daughter, Debbie Yates; son Michael (Lavonne) Yates, all of Winchester; grandchildren, John and Bailey Yates, both of Winchester; sister, Charlotte Ann Goodman of Mt. Washington, KY; sister-in-law, Betty Jean Yates of Manchester; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Harold (Janet) Yates of Jacksonville, FL. The family will receive friends at Watson-North Funeral Home on Saturday July 1, 2017 from 12 noon until 1 p.m.  A memorial will follow Funeral Home  at 1 p.m.  Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.      


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
July 1, 2017

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Watson-North Funeral Home
405 Sharp Springs Road
Winchester, TN 37398

Memorial Service
Saturday
July 1, 2017

1:00 PM
Watson-North Funeral Home
405 Sharp Springs Road
Winchester, TN 37398


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