Debra Yates

Debra Yates

August 22, 1959 - May 25, 2015

Debra Yates, 55, of Corbin passed away Monday, May 25, 2015, at her home.  The wife of Joel Dwayne for 35 loving years, she was also a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and a friend to all who knew her.

She was a member of the Moose Creek Baptist Church in North Pole, Alaska, where she was also baptized.

Deb’s homemade crafts were her trade where painting, wood work, and scrapbooking were among her favorites.

She was preceded in death by her mother Rosalyn L. Allen.

In addition to her husband Joel Dwayne, she is survived by her daughter Amanda J. Yates, son Joel D. Yates, Jr., and son Michael A. Yates; four grandchildren: Austyn G. Yates, Zakarie B. Yates, Breauna N. Yates, and Kayleb D. Yates; her father Willis E. Allen; two sisters: Tammy Hall and Cindy Lothrop; mother-in-law Abrillia “Billie” Yates; and father-in-law Clyde Yates, as well as a host of family and friends who will greatly miss her infectious laugh and smile.

The family will hold a private celebration of life for Debra at a later date.

To honor Debra, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Hart Funeral Home, Inc., is handling arrangements.

  • Tracy Escobar
    Posted at 01:56h, 28 May Reply

    This is so tragic and unbelievable. I’m so sorry for your loss. We will cherish many great memories Aunt Debbie. We love you guys.

  • Kelli Paul
    Posted at 02:12h, 28 May Reply

    This has truly broke my heart. Prayers for the family. May God bless and keep you.

  • Tanya roof
    Posted at 11:24h, 28 May Reply

    Such a sweet loving young lady. You will be missed by many.

  • Kathy Murphy
    Posted at 11:26h, 28 May Reply

    So sorry for your loss,Debra was sweet and very talented lady.

  • Darrell & Brenda Wyatt Meadors
    Posted at 14:08h, 28 May Reply

    So very sorry to her of your loss.

  • Vicki Pridemore
    Posted at 15:36h, 28 May Reply

    So sorry or your loss. Debra was a very special friend. I will miss our talks.She isn’t suffering anymore and that is so beautiful. Love her always.

  • vicki pridemore
    Posted at 15:43h, 28 May Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Such a sweet lady. I will miss our little talks.

  • Joel Dwayne Yates jr
    Posted at 02:53h, 31 May Reply

    debbie Yates was my mother. She was the greatest mother in the whole world. My world will never be the same without her. My heart aches at the thought of never seeing her again but I know she is no longer in pain. She is happy now. But that doesn’t change how much I will miss her . I love her more than I could ever say. I pray she is with her mother in heaven and they happy. I’m sorry I wasn’t there for ur last days mom I just could bare to let go. U r my world.. I love u forever mom.

  • Alicen Yates
    Posted at 03:00h, 31 May Reply

    Debbie is my mother in law. But I never felt like anything less than la daughter to her. She was an exceptional woman. She taught me how to be a wife then how to be a mother. I will miss her so much. Whenever something happened in my life she was the first person I would call. She was more to me than I could ever express in words. My heart breaks every minute of every day for her. She showed unconditional love and was always there. I love u Debbie forever and always.

  • Kathleen Cabuco
    Posted at 12:23h, 31 May Reply

    I am sorry to hear the passing of Debra. May you be comforted by God’s word in John 5:28, 29 and Acts 24:15 that there will be a resurrection to life of all our dear loved ones. Kindly visit for more Bible based information and encouragement.

  • sheila young
    Posted at 04:17h, 04 June Reply

    Joel, I work at L&N and I just heard about Debra today. I seen you in the cr un and ask what was wrong and I was told. My heart is so sadden for you and your family. I always thought a lot about you and her. She always had a smile on her face every time I seen her and enjoyed so much talking to her. My prayers are with you and family during the difficult time of life. Sheila

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