James Weldon Yancey
FARMINGTON — James Weldon Yancey, 85, of Farmington, died Feb. 9, 2012, at the V.A. MedicalCenter in Fayetteville. He was born December 11, 1926, in Arkadelphia, the son of Hallie Scott and Bertha Mageldne Fendly Yancey.
His departure follows a 16-year encounter with Alzheimer's, during which his wife of 68 years devotedly caredfor him at home. He served in the United States Army during WWII, and worked as a supply clerk for 30 years at the V.A. Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was a member of the Farmington Baptist Church. He was a gentleman farmer, enjoying livestock and gardening. He left a great legacy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Tommy and Ronald; four brothers, Bob, Orby, Carroll and R.T.; and one grandson.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Verna Yancey; one son, Charles Yancey and his wife, Darla of Siloam Springs; two daughters, Billie Jean Harger and her husband, Larry of Havanna, Ark. and Brenda Yancey of Farmington; one brother, Bill Yancey of Lincoln; ve sisters, Marilyn Runyard of Arkadelphia, Virginia Walker and Elaine Bible both of Farmington, Martha Tucker of Maysville and Linda Henderson of Bentonville; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Feb. 13 at Farmington Baptist Church Farmington. Burial was in the Farmington Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chad Yancey, Jay Haynes, Jim Yancey, Jeff Reece, Boone Brogdon and Greg Hicks. Honorary pallbearers were Ivan Clayton, Lyle Hayes, Ralph Gurney and Robert Peck.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 8104, Fayetteville, AR 72703; Gideon's International, P.O. Box 641, Prairie Grove, AR 72753; or Farmington Baptist Church, P.O. Box 847, Farmington, AR 72730.