March 2, 1926 - Jan. 3, 2011
Edgar "Ed" C. Yancey of Huntsville passed away Monday at his residence. He was 84.
Ed was a member of the pioneer Yancey family of Big Wills Valley. For many years, Ed was a broadcast engineer, having worked for several radio stations in Alabama and Tennessee. For 50 years, he was a ham radio operator with the call letters WB4BEH. Prior to Ed's retirement in 1989, he was employed with Chrysler Corp. Ed was a member of The Little River chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, a member of the Etowah Historical Society as well as a member of the American Legion. During World War II, Ed was a nose gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleo and Beulah Stanford Yancey of Big Wills Valley.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Snider Yancey; one daughter, Sherry Yancey Garren; two grandsons, William Yancey Martin and Jeffery David Martin; one sister, Frances Yancey Ramey; and many cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Berryhill Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Max Croft and Harold Snider officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Bristow Cemetery on Duck Springs Road in Etowah County.