Hugh was born in 1902 and he is the son of: Charles "Charlie" Elijah Yates (1848–1921) and Catherine "Kate" Williamson Yates (1865–1956).  He is listed living with them on the 1910 Census in Covington, Mississippi. 
He married Lela Ann Grayson on December 23rd in 1923 in Covington, Mississippi.  Census records indicate that the couple had at least three children and they are all listed on the 1940 Census (Grayson Elijah Yates, Hugh Burch Yates, and Charlie Yates). 
He passed away in 1996 at the age of 94.  He is buried in the Williamsburg United Methodist Cemetery with his wife, Lela (Grayson) Yates. 
↑ "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MP8H-PY8 : accessed 31 July 2020), Hugh Yates in household of Charley E Yates, Beat 3, Covington, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 6, sheet 1B, family 10, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 738; FHL microfilm 1,374,751.
↑ "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HS3Q-ZRMM : 12 January 2020), Hugh Yates, 23 Dec 1923; citing Marriage, Covington, Mississippi, United States, 00257, citing multiple county clerks; Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson.
↑ "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYGC-CNX : 4 February 2020), Hugh Yates, Beat 3, Covington, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 16-9, sheet 11B, line 60, family 209, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2019.
↑ "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V96G-CWG : 22 July 2020), Hugh Yates, 31 Jan 1996; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).