Services for Jenelle B. Yates were Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 1 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with burial in Cedarlawn Cemetery.

McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Yates, 93, of Philadelphia, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2018.

A native of Calhoun City, Miss., she taught at Philadelphia Elementary School for several years before retiring.  

She was a founder of the  Philadelphia/Neshoba County Park Commission.

Mrs. Yates was a member of First Baptist Church.

 Survivors include daughters, Nelda Mooney and Barbara Edwards; sons, George Yates, Sidney Yates, Bro. Hubert Yates and Dr. Jeff Yates; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert O. Burson.

She was preceded in death by husband, Cecil Yates; and brother, Donald Burson.

 Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Memorials be made to Wee Care of First Baptist Church, or Philadelphia/Neshoba County Public Library Genealogy Department, 230 West Beacon Street, Philadelphia, MS  39350.