CHARLES KINCAID YANCEY
Birth: Nov. 18, 1882
Death: Jan. 30, 1941
Charles Kincaid Yancey, 57, long prominent in affairs of Augusta County and of Waynesboro, died last night at 10:00 o'clock of a cerebral hemorrhage in the midst of his family at his home, 613 Chestnut Avenue.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 o'clock tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at Main Street Methodist Church with the Rev. J. C. Dugger, pastor, officiating, assisted by Dr. G. G. Martin, of Staunton, superintendent of the Staunton District of the Methodist Church.
At the time of his death, Mr. Yancey was clerk of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors, chairman of the Waynesboro School Board, and secretary and treasurer of the District Home Board. He spent yesterday morning and afternoon in sessions of the county board of supervisors at the county courthouse in Staunton.
He was born November 18, 1883, the son of Thomas J. Yancey and Mrs. Mattie Hanger Yancey, of Waynesboro. Educated at the local high school, he also studied at Dunsmore Business School in Staunton. During his youth he assisted his father, a well-known merchant in this city as clerk and bookkeeper.
IN 1908 when the Waynesboro National Bank was organized with S. W. Thompson as cashier. Mr. Yancey assumed duties as assistant cashier. Some years later on the death of Mr. Thompson, he became cashier and served in this position until 1928, when the Waynesboro National Bank and the Citizens Bank of Waynesboro merged to form the present Citizens-Waynesboro Bank and Trust Company. Mr. Yancey served as active executive vice-president of the Citizens-Waynesboro Bank and Trust Company until May of 1933 when he resigned to become clerk of the county board of supervisors and secretary and treasurer of the District Home Board. He held the latter position up to his death.
Following a number of years of service as a member of the Waynesboro School Board, he was made chairman in 1930 and continued up to his death as board chairman.
Mr. Yancey was a charter member of the Waynesboro Rotary Club and served as secretary from the organization of the club in 1925 until 1933 when he resigned because of his duties as clerk of the supervisors with office at Staunton. He was also a member of the Blue Ridge Lodge No. 89, Knights of Pythias, holding the office of trustee at the time of his death.
His death was a shock not only to residents of this city but to county residents. He was noted for his efficiency and responsibility as well as for his fine character. His many activities kept him in touch with a county-wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
He was married October 22, 1911, at Avon to Miss Olive Genevieve McClain, of Avon. Mrs. Yancey survives as do five children, a brother and a sister. The children include, Mrs. J. M. Price, of Waynesboro; Mrs. Sidney N. Gholsen, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania; and John, Charles and Margaret Anne Yancey, at home. The sister who survives is Miss Annie R. Yancey, of Waynesboro; and the surviving brother is Henry A. Yancey, city manager of Durham, North Carolina.
Mr. Yancey was recording secretary of Board of Stewards at Main Street Methodist Church. Active pallbearers for services from that church tomorrow will include Dr. Ernest Mosby, E. W. Barger, Sam Hall, R. C. Jennings, J. E. Drumheller and Robert Goodloe Saunders.
Honorary pallbearers will include county supervisors, W. L. Bashaw, of Goshen; Geo. Dayton Hodges, of Staunton, RFD; Wm. B. Speck, of Greenville; Walter L. Reeves, of Mt. Solon; W. I. Grove, of Ft. Defiance; and Theo Alphin, of Waynesboro. L. H. Navior, superintendent of the District Home, will also serve as honorary pallbearer.
Other honorary pallbearers will include: Clyde M. Lambert, Dr. C. C. Bowman, F. L. McClung, Guy Willson, W. W. White, C. E. Dodd, George Harman, L. B. Deputy, Dr. B. K. Weems, John Goodloe, Sam Goodloe, R. V. Chew, Pliny Fishburne, Hugh McClure, Frank McCue, W. E. Driver, W. B. McFarland, Robert Witt, Paul W. Freed, J. E. Taylor, James W. Wright, John D. White, Col. M. H. Hudgins, C. G. Quesenbery, Louis Spilman, W. L. Daily, Rudolph Freed, Leland Baker, Filmore Coyner, Walter Schwab, F. K. Gabriel, and Dr. A. C. Freed.
Also Adam Craig, J. S. Ellis, T. C. Menefee, Benton Coiner, T. M. Freed, W. G. Ellison, Fred L. Cook, J. Albert Clark, H. E. Davis, Francis R. Loth, C. H. Patterson, Frank P. White, I. C. Vass, Fleming R. Hurt, Daley Craig, Frank Harper, G. H. Branaman.
Waynesboro News Virginian-date of paper: January 31, 1941