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Services for James Yates, 81, of Telegraph Road, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St. Burial will be in Hartland Central Cemetery.

Yates, a retired employee of the former Norton Laboratories in Lockport, died Thursday at his home.

A banjo player, he appeared with several local bands, most recently with the "Over the Hill Band."

He was a member of the Moose Club of Medina and the Gasport Senior Citizens.

Surviving are a son, Robert J. of Maryland; a daughter, Lois Eckerd; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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