Mr. James Anthony Yates, 42, died Saturday, August 27, 2011, in Noxapater, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 30, at Old Mars Pentecostal Church, with Rev. James Dearing officiating. Interment will be in Old Mars Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at Old Mars Hill Pentecostal Church on Tuesday from 12:00 noon until service time. Mr. Yates was born January 29, 1969, in Fort Worth, TX. He was a tire tech in the automotive industry, and was a member of South Louisville Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Connie Holdiness Yates of Noxapater; three daughters, Nicole Williams and Victoria Meredith Yates, both of Noxapater; two sons, Kenny Ray Williams and Austin Yates, both of Noxapater; five brothers, Brent Eaves of Noxapater; Wendell Eaves and Phillip Eaves, both of Pascagoula, MS, and Sean Yates and Jason Yates, both of Texas; and two grandchildren.