Annie Zilphey Yates Harper Deer passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at her home in Corpus Christi, Texas. Annie was born in Sibley, Louisiana to Charles and Mary Yates. She was 97 years old.

Annie retired from her position of Supervisor of Production Accounting for Harkins & Company on January 16, 1985. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alice, Texas.

She will be missed deeply by the many lives she touched.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George H. Deer; her son, Jimmy Ross Harper; her daughter, Elaine Oxley; her grandson, John Ross Byrd and her sister, Charline Schroeder.

Annie is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Ann Byrd, and Mary Jo (Steve) Wood; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Holmgreen Mortuary.

Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Alice Cemetery with Pastor Ross Dudney officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 East Main Street, Alice, Texas 78332

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