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Elaine "Laney" Yates Obituary


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“I am so shocked to here about Elaine. I have not seen here in about a year. If anyone could tell me what happen, I would appreciate it. My heart goes...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Natalie Brakebill (Haynie) - AR

“To all Elaines Family you all will be in my thoughts and prayers!! I remember Lynn and Mona when your family lived on Hillwood Dr. In sherwood!! I...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Sondra Bradley Henson - Bartlett, TN

“I knew Elaine when she lived next door to me on Hillwood Drive back in the 60's and 70's we were best of friends through those years.....I will miss...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Sondra (Bradley) Henson - TN

“I will miss you my friend. I am thankful for the short time I was privileged to know you. ”
4 of 33 | Posted by: Sherry Hunter - Easley, SC

“To Elaine's family: I was privileged to have Elaine (as we called her here) as my intern during her bachelor experience at UA-LR. She interned...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Deborah Barrigar-Tucker, CI and CT - FL

“Matt ,Cammy & Kids we are so sorry for your loss Nonnie will be greatly missed by all of us.Our thoughts and prayers are with u now and always .In...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: Ronda (GoGo) & Lyndi (Poo) - AR

“Elaine, You were such a loving and caring person to so many. You were always like a second mom to me when I was little all the way up till I was in...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: April Williams - Gamaliel, AR

“Laney, I am going to miss your sweet smile. You always had an a beautiful smile and a kind word to say. I will miss our talks about children and...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Lauri Hill - Cabot, AR - Friend

“I light this candle for Laney because she was such a light and leader in the interpreting community. She will be missed. May you and your family be...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Jen Andrews - Colleague

“I met Laney at court last year and we instantly hit it off. She had the kinded, sweetest spirit and never said a bad word about anyone. She did love...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Jan Wallis - Fayetteville, AR

“I met Laney at court last year and we instantly hit it off. She had the kinded, sweetest spirit and never said a bad word about anyone. She did love...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Jan Wallis - Fayetteville, AR

“Laney ~ you never failed to offer words of encouragement to me in our shared faith and also in our profession. I am extremely blessed to call you my...Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: Jamie Lane-Ross - Cabot, AR

“Laney was a very giving person and had such a passion for working with the deaf in legal settings as well as the community. She will be missed...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Pat Nickell - Fayetteville, AR

“I was so sad to hear of Laney's passing. She was a lovely lady, very kind and a good neighbor. I enjoyed chatting with her every now and then. She...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Lacey Fawcett - Cabot, AR

“Matthew, I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear of Elaine's death. I did not get to know her real well but when I got to see her at our...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: Janice Yates EStes - Magnolia, AR

“MATT, CAMMY & KIDS - I WORK WITH CAMMY'S MOM, ANN, AND WAS SO SADDENED TO HEAR ABOUT LANEY. I KNOW SHE MUST HAVE BEEN A WONDERFUL MOM TO BRING...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: JULIE POZZA - NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

“Laney was such a sweet neighbor and always so pleasant to stop and chat with. We will all miss seeing her sweet smile. Our thoughts, prayers and...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Amanda Lugo - Cabot, AR

“Laney was an incredible person. She encouraged and inspired many people. Words fail to express the impact she had on my life and how much she'll...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Sebrena Westcott - Russellville, AR

“Elaine and I met in the late 80's and have been friends since! That was before I moved to Arkansas...low and behold I moved to HER city! Our...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Raphael (Ray) James - Mayflower, AR

“Mom I miss you so so so much and so thankful to have been so blessed to be your son. You have been so important in my life and in my family. I hope...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: Matt Yates - son

“Saddened to learn of Elaine's passing. I have fond childhood memories of when we used to play together at Granddaddy Edmonston's house. Elaine is...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Sheila Johnson Hicks - VA

“Laney was a good friend and she will be missed by me and by the many firends she had here and in other states. She was a true professional and...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Betty Abrams - Greenbrier, AR

“we are shocked to hear about Elaine and so saddened about the news. We have a great Father in Heaven who will send a confortor to ease your sorrows....Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Betty Edmonston Sherrill - AR

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of our dear Laney. Although, we who are left behind will grieve for her and will experience a great void in her...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Carla Langley

“To the family, Laney and I attended college together in the ITP program. She was my friend and co-worker at Sorenson. We spent many a sunday...Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: julie poe-caldwell - alexander, AR

“I was so sad to hear of Laney's passing. I didn't know her very well personally, but she was an interpreter in our court and I had the privilege of...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: Dianne Briggs - Russellville, AR

“My prayers are with all of you. I always enjoyed going to stay at Aunt Jean's and had fun with all the girls. Elaine always had a quick smile and I...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Barb Cons - Mountain Home, AR

“We are sorry for your loss. ”
28 of 33 | Posted by: Clyde and Margie Paulk - Sheridan, AR

“my heartfelt sympathy goes out to the yates family? my thoughts n prayers go out to the family durin this difficult time of loss? i never really had...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: dale reline - austin , AR

“Matt, Cammy and family I am so, so sorry for the loss of Laney. She was the rarest of things, a truly gentle soul with a funny, firey spirit. She...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Julian Holloway - Little Rock, AR

“To Elaine's family (son, sisters, grandchildren): I am so sorry to hear about Elaine's passing. She was so young. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: Linda Edmonston Johnson - VA

“Laney~you received your earthly discharge papers too soon. From the moment we met we had a heart connection. You talked about how proud you were of...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Bobbi Bach - Bella Vista, AR

“Laney's kind heart will be dearly missed. I am blessed to have been a part of her life for the last 2 years. My thoughts and prayers are with Matt,...Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: Michael and Heather Martin - AR


Elaine "Laney" Yates, 51, of Cabot passed away at her home on Friday, August 24, 2012. She was born July 29, 1961, in San Antonio, TX to James and Jean Edmonston House. Laney held a Master's degree and was employed by the State of Arkansas as the state sign language interpreter for the Arkansas Supreme Court in the Arkansas Courts. Laney was an amazing, kind hearted, very generous woman and a devoted mother and grandmother. She was an amazing worker and co-worker who was so very loved and will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her son, Matt Yates and his wife Cammy, of Austin, AR; four grandchildren, Matison and Noah Yates, Maddox Shiell and Gage Crosland; two sisters, Lynne Sharp and husband Ron of Quitman, AR, and Mona Hughes of The Woodlands, TX; and step-mother, Judy House of Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim House and Jean Bruegeman.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 29th. Memorials can be made to Arkansas Children's hospital or any adoption charity of your choice. Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main, 758-1170. Online obituary and guest registry at www.nlrfh.com.

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