She was preceded in death by her father: Herbert Powers; two infant brothers; one grandson: Michael Yoakum.
Survivors include husband: J.C. Yoakum Sr. of Cumberland Gap; mother: Mamie Helton Powers; son: J.C. 'Pete' Yoakum Jr. and wife Vickie of North Carolina; daughters: Patty Alonzo of Ft. Wayne, In., Joyce Yoakum of Cumberland Gap; brothers: Roy and Hubert Powers of Middleboro, Ky.; sisters: Rose Martin of Pace, Fl., Mary Thacker of Cumberland Gap; 12 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were Wednesday, October 4 at 2 p.m. at Reece Valley Chapel with Rev. Randy Duncan officiating. Music by Dora Duncan. Burial in the Yoakum Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ron Rutherford, Calvin Weaver, Calvin Weaver Jr., Roy Thacker, Billy Thacker, and Doug Thacker.
Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel in charge, 869-3651 or website: www.reecefh.com