[Tippah Co., MS]
Charlie Edward Yancey, 96, died Aug. 13, 2007, at the Tippah County Hospital. He was a member of North Ripley Baptist Church. He was a barber for 45 years and had been retired since January 1, 1981. He loved to fish and camp and visit with his family and friends.
Services were at Ripley Funeral Home with the burial in Rucker Cemetery.
Survivors included his wife of 33 years, Gertrude Childs Carmichial Yancey; three daughters, Marilyn Harrell and husband, Benny, of Falkner, Elsie Huddleston and husband, Andy, of Lake City, Fla., and Leola Yancey Dowdy and husband, Layne, of Pontotoc; two sons, Charles Fagin Yancey and wife, Freeda, of Cordova, Tenn., and Willie Yancey of Memphis; four stepchildren whom he loved as his own: Bennie Massey (Ronnie) of Dumas, Kay Mauney (Bonnie) of Ripley, Wade Carmichiel (Sandra) of Ripley, and Butch Carmichiel (Von) of Corinth; 22 grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 22 stepgreat-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Agnes Ball of Ocean Springs and Mildred Boyette of Biloxi.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Overa Wilbanks Yancey; his second wife, Wardie Martin Yancey; a daughter, Dolly Murphy; a son, Jim Yancey; his father, Will Yancey; his mother, Hermie Moffett Yancey; four brothers, Mark Yancey, Herman Yancey, Buford Yancey and Jasper Yancey; two sisters Ruth Wilbanks and Frances Hopper; and a special stepgranddaughter Gina Carmichiel.