COLUMBIA -- James Duncan Yates Sr., 82, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. He was the husband of the late Norma Haynes Yates. Born in Lake City, S.C., he was a son of the late James Clyde and Lola Maudlin Yates. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. Mr. Yates retired after 37 years as a civil engineer with the Fort Jackson water treatment division. Surviving are a son, James D. Yates Jr., and daughter-in-law, Francesca Yates of Columbia; one granddaughter, Victoria Hardin; and two great-grandsons.
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