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Shirley Ann Yates

Shirley Ann Yates passed away peaceful at home on October 11, 2020. She was 72 years old. She was born in Sinton, TX on October 1, 1948 to Bill Hart and Mary Sammons.

Shirley owned and operated many bars in Aransas Pass, including The Hilltop, Shirley’s and the Crow’s Nest.

Shirley was a lifetime resident of Aransas Pass. She was an avid gardener and loved her flowers.

She loved traveling and road trips with her family. Raising German Shepherds and Poodles was a passion she enjoyed. Shirley was a kind and giving soul.

She is preceded in death by her father, Bill Hart, mother, Mary Sammons and sister, Barbara Gayle Robbins.

She is survived by her loving husband Mickey Yates, son Jimmy Hart, stepdaughters Michelle (Lee) Bobb and Angela Yates, sister Peggy McCarty of Rockport, TX, brothers Kieth (Julie) Hubbard of Victoria, TX and Johnny Sammons of Germany, grandchildren Braelyn, Madison, Sean and Dillon, numerous nieces and nephews, and many cousins and lifelong friends.

A memorial will be held Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Drifters Resort on Hwy 35 Business in Rockport starting at 11 a.m.

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Aransas Pass Progress


346 S. Houston

Aransas Pass, TX 78336


P.O. Box 2100

Aransas Pass, TX 78336


361-758-5391