Mozelle D. Yates, formally of Hinton, WV, died April 17th in Oklahoma City, OK at the age of 86.
Mozelle was born to William and Allie Runyon in Welch, WV on December 12, 1935.
Mozelle grew up on Muddy Creek Mountain, outside of Alderson. She graduated from high school and married Charles Yates on July 12, 1954. They lived in the area until August, 1962, when they moved to Fort Worth, TX.
Mozelle enjoyed sewing and sports of all kinds, especially watching ice skating competitions. She had been a swimming instructor and lifeguard. She had achieved the Water Safety Instructor with the Red Cross. She was active in the Haltom City Church of the Nazarene, until 1976, when Charles answered a call to ministry, and they moved to Colorado Springs, where he graduated from NBC.
They took the church in Abingdon, VA, where they served until Charle’s death in 1990. Later Mozelle moved to Hinton, WV, where she worked until retirement. Later she moved to Oklahoma City. She spent her last years at the Baptist Village retirement community.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Becky Yates of Plainview, TX and Curtis and Lisa Yates of Bethany, OK; seven grandchildren, Beau, Boyd, Christen, Charlie, Samantha, Abigail, and Sawyer Yates; six great-grandchildren, Eowyn, Alia, Ryleigh, Lily, Chasyn, and Brently Yates.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her son, Craig; her grandson, Craig; four brothers, Earl, Jack, Johnny, Curtis; and three sisters, June, Bonnie, and Betty.
Graveside services will be held June 1, 2022 at 1 p.m. at the Riverview Cemetery in Ronceverte, WV.
Information submitted by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte.