Joseph was born in 1868. He passed away in 1952.
Joseph Riley Yates, 84, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. G. Murrel, 71 Cuberland Ave. at about 8 p.m. Thursday August 28, 1952 following several weeks serious illness.
He was born and reared in Pickens County the son of Alec and Elizabeth Smith Yates.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella Stancil Yates, Easley, four sons, Walter, John, Tom, all of Liberty; Bailey of Easley; three daughters, Mrs. E. G. Murrell of Easley, Mrs. L. M. McCall of Six Mile, Mrs Joe Alexander of Liberty; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Mattie Stancil of Liberty.
Funeral services were conducted at Eastside Baptist Church in Liberty of which he was a member, at 4 p.m. Saturday August 30, 1952 by the Rev. A. M. Bryant, the Rev. Earl Roach and the Rev. R. L. Hart. Burial was in the Abbott Cemetery in Liberty. source: 
Name: Joseph R Yates Age in 1870: 2 Birth Year: abt 1868 Birthplace: North Carolina Dwelling Number: 15 Home in 1870: Salubrity, Pickens, South Carolina Race: White Gender: Male Inferred Father: Elliot Yates Inferred Mother: Eliza F Yates Household Members: Name Age Elliot Yates 36 Eliza F Yates 32 Louisa J Yates 7 Mary A Yates 4 Joseph R Yates 2
Name: Joseph R. Yates Age: 12 Birth Date: Abt 1868 Birthplace: South Carolina Home in 1880: Liberty, Pickens, South Carolina, USA Dwelling Number: 133 Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Son Marital Status: Single Father's name: Alex Yates Father's Birthplace: South Carolina Mother's name: Elizabeth F. Yates Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina Occupation: Farm Labor Months not employed: 3 Cannot Read: Yes Cannot Write: Yes Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Alex Yates 47 Elizabeth F. Yates 43 Louis J. Yates 17 Mary A. Yates 14 Joseph R. Yates 12 Nancy M. Yates 9 William H. Yates 7 Martha S. Yates 5 James E. Yates 2
Name: Riley Yates Age: 31 Birth Date: Apr 1869 Birthplace: South Carolina Home in 1900: Liberty, Pickens, South Carolina Sheet Number: 9 Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 139 Family Number: 139 Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Ella Yates Marriage Year: 1894 Father's Birthplace: South Carolina Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina Occupation: Farmer Months not employed: 0 Can Read: No Can Write: No Can Speak English: Yes House Owned or Rented: R Farm or House: F Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Riley Yates 31 Ella Yates 25 Erma Yates 3 Samuel Yates 9/12
Name: Joseph Riley Yates Birth Date: 13 Apr 1868 Birth Place: Pickens County, South Carolina, United States of America Death Date: 28 Aug 1952 Death Place: Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina, United States of America Cemetery: Abbott Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Liberty, Pickens County, South Carolina, United States of America Mother: Elizabeth Yates Spouse: Mary Ella Yates Children: William Frankie Yates Tom Alfred Yates John Joseph Yates Junior Bailey Yates Emma Lee Dacus McCall Ethel Merrell Edna Alexander Samuel Walter Yates URL: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?viewrecord=1&r=an&db=FindAGraveUS&indiv=try&h=95569619
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