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Updated: 04/30/2014 08:00:04AM

Myrtice Yates Isom

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Myrtice Yates Isom

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Myrtice Yates Isom, 92, of Frostproof, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Lake Wales Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 1, 1921, in Brooks County, Ga., to Charles D. and Alva Yates and has been a resident of the area for 63 years.

Myrtice was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. She valued family, children and her friends. No matter how ill she became, one of her grandchildren could put the sparkle in her eye.

Myrtice and Cecil married at a young age and were farmers in South Georgia. As their family grew, she was there for everyone and she and Cecil welcomed every one who entered their home. She loved being a homemaker. She was a wonderful cook and seamstress. She loved shopping and always returned home with something pink. She read to her children and grandchildren and was an avid reader all her life.

Myrtice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cecil Isom, Sr. after almost 70 years of marriage; son, Cecil M. Isom Jr.; brothers, Edward Yates and Clyde Yates; sisters, Dora Johnson, Margaret Durrance, Josephine Owen and Betty Faye Yates.

Survivors include her son, Clyde D. “Danny” Isom and wife, Bev; daughters, Faye Sanders Ramon; Carolyn Blocker and husband, Wayne; Joann Marshall and husband, Gordon; sisters, Evelyn Fann and Lillian Tidwell; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service was noon Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Marion Nelson Funeral Home of Frostproof with the Rev. Darrol Hood officiating.

Interment was at Silver Hill Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial donations to Good Shepherd Hospice.

Marion Nelson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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