Born July 31, 1946 in Middlesboro, she was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Powers; two infant brothers; and one grandson, Michael Yoakum.
Survivors include her husband, J.C. Yoakum Sr., Tiprell Road, Cumberland,Gap; mother, Mamie Helton Powers; son, J.C. Yoakum Jr., and wife, Vickie, North Carolina; daughters, Patty Alonzo, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Joyce Yoakum, Cumberland Gap; brothers, William, Roy and Hubert Powers, both of Middlesboro; sisters, Rose Martin, Pace, Fla., and Mary Thacker, Cumberland Gap; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 , at Reece Valley Chapel.
Burial will follow in the Yoakum Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ron Rutherford, Calvin Weaver, Calvin Weaver Jr., Roy Thacker, Billy Thacker and Doug Thacker.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel (869-3651, 626-4249, or 869-8811, or visit the funeral home website at www.reecefh.com).