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Frances Yvonne Drake, 82
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Frances Yvonne Drake, 82, a Warren County resident and native, was born Sept. 26, 1935 and died June 13 at NHC Healthcare of McMinnville following an extended illness.

She was a retired saleslady with JC Penney, member of Mt. Leo Church of Christ, and daughter of the late James Louis and Willie Mabel Hobbs Dodson. Mrs. Drake was married Nov. 9, 1956 to George W. Drake, who preceded her in death. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter Holly Kaye Lawson; son Dennis Dean Drake; brother Gary Dodson; and great-grandson Byron Bradshaw.

Survivors include three sons and daughter-in-law, Dustin Wayne and Karen Drake of Huntsville, Ala., Daniel Wade Drake and George E. Drake, both of McMinnville; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Dodson of Florida and Fred Dodson of Whites Creek; sister Norma Bates; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at High’s Chapel with Dustin Drake to officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16. There will be no visitation Sunday before the service. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 15, 2018