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Melissa Yates


January 30, 2019

May 26, 1984 – Jan. 25, 2019

Melissa Ann Yates, 34, of Albany, formerly of Sweet Home, died Jan. 25, 2019.

She was born May 26, 1984 in Lebanon to Albert Preston and Deborah Sue (Hayes) Yates.

She lived in Albany and the Sweet Home areas during her life. 

Ms. Yates was involved in various churches; she loved religion and learning new things. She volunteered at the soup kitchen. 

She liked to ride her bike around town. She loved to crochet baby hats for the local hospitals and volunteer when she could. 

Ms. Yates is survived by her father, Albert Yates; older sisters Patricia Wilson and Yvonne Kelough; aunt Peggy Hayes; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and many other family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Deborah Yates; grandparents Doris and Millford Hayes; and aunts Darlene, Debby and Sherry. 

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. 


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