Orby Alton "O. A." Yancey, 85, of May, Texas, and formerly of Amity, Ark., died July 21, 2009, at his residence. He was born July 11, 1924, to the late Haley Scott and Bertha Magdalene Yancy.
He was a rancher and farmer in Mexico and Canada, worked for an oil company in Texas, was involved in real estate for many years and was an owner for several businesses. He was an Army veteran of WWII, member of Grace Baptist Church in Early, Texas, where he was active in mission work, had a Christian school in Mexico and loved the Lord. He also loved spending time with his grandson, Waryck (Rooster) Barr.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Aurora Espinoza Yancey; two sons, Robert Scott Yancey of Bullard, Texas, and Mark Espinoza of Logan, Utah; a daughter, Jessica Barr and husband Chad of Early, Texas; two brothers, James Yancey and wife Vern of Farmington, Ark., and Bill Yancey and wife Kit of Lincoln, Ark; five sisters, Marilyn Runyan and husband Dean of Arkadelphia, Ark., Virginia Walker and husband Gene of Farmington, Ark., Elaine Bible of Farmington, Ark., Linda Hendrickson of Centerton, Ark., and Martha Tucker of Gravette, Ark.; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 25, at Oak Grove Community Church with Pastor Lynn Turnbow officiating. Burial with military honors was in Oak Grove cemetery under the direction of Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Glen Long, Tony King, Brian Ferguson and Malvin Kovaloff. Honorary pallbearers were Art Morris, Donny Browning, Dwayne Lee, Buck Crews, Pastor Jerry Stonehouse, W. C. Bishop, Lynn Davis and Dewitt Palmer.