Korean War Veteran
Dies December 3, 2010
Marcellus Worsham Yancey, Sr., 74, Summerville, died Friday in Rome.
Mr. Yancey was born in Summerville on Jan. 16, 1936, a son of the late A. R. “Dick” Yancey and Pearl Ragland Yancey. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the United States Army. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Yancey was a construction superintendent. His job took him to many states and many foreign countries, but he always considered Summerville his home. Mr. Yancey was a member of the American Legion Post 129, where he served as Junior Vice Commander, the Chattooga Masonic Lodge #704 F&AM, where he currently served as treasurer, the Chattooga Shrine Club, and the Yaarab Shrine Temple. In addition to his parents, a brother, Malcolm Yancey died earlier.
Surviving are his wife, Ann Martin Yancey, Summerville; son, Marcellus “Marcey” Yancey, Jr. and his wife Zelma, Cloudland; daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha Y. and Ray Atkins, Rome, Charise and Tim McNeely, Dothan, Ala., Tammy and Michael Dempsey, Cave Spring, Dawn and Ken Hefner, Cooksville, Mo., and Kelly and Jay Wilson, Summerville; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy and Tommy Dooley and Dale and Allen Cochran; niece, Teresa Cobia; nephew, Ken Yancey; special cousin, Kay Chumbler; honorary family, members of the American Legion, Masonic and Shrine Brethren and the members of the Liar’s Table and wait staff at Jim’s Family Restaurant.
Masonic Rites were given at 4 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Mason Funeral Home. Graveside and interment services were held at noon Monday at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton with full military honors.
Pallbearers were sons-in-law and grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the American Legion and the Masonic and Shrine Brethren.