Athens Free Press, 1-3-1919
Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Yoakum, died at the home west of this city, Sunday morning, December 28, 1918, after a short illness from pneumonia following an attack of influenza. Deceased was born, March 22, 1910, and at the time of his death was aged 8 years, 9 months and 6 days.
He was a boy of unusual promise, a great favorite with his school mates. And was held in high esteem by his teachers. His illness was of short duration and everything possible was done for him but all the tender ministrations were of no avail and he passed away early Sunday morning. He is survived by his parents, three sisters, Lois, Velda, and Mildred and one brother Allen Jr besides many friends and relatives.
Short funeral services were held at the grave last Sunday afternoon, December 29 at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Mary Taylor officiating. Interment was made in the West Cemetery.
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