Preston Lyle Yanceyhttp://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60...
Birth: Nov. 22, 1923
Death: Dec. 6, 1977
FISHERSVILLE-Preston Lyle Yancey, 54, of Route 1, Box 470 Fishersville, died at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday in the Waynesboro Community Hospital following an extended illness
Mr. Yancey was born on Afton Mountain in Augusta County on Nov. 22, 1923, a son of the late Kenneth Alexander and Lucy Lavelle Carter Yancey. He was an active member of Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church and the Fishersville Ruritan Club.
He was a veteran of the Army during World War II and was postmaster of the Fishersville Post Office.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maxine Curd Yancey; one daughter, Mrs. E. Rodney (Sandra J.) Paxton of Waynesboro; three sons, Steven A. Yancey of Waynesboro, Thomas C. Yancey at home, and Preston L. Yancey II of Lynchburg; three brothers, John F. Yancey, Thurston H. Yancey and Lewis W. Yancey, all of Waynesboro; one sister, Mrs. Joseph (Juanita) Schnepf of Blackstone; two granddaughters and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas K. Yancey in June 1976 and Howard M. Yancey in December 1976.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church, conducted by his pastor, the Rev. John B. Stanley. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Russell K. Coyner, Bobby K. Lockridge, S. Gordon Stewart, John S. Loving, Homer H. Hall, W. G. Shaver Sr., W. G. Shaver Jr., and John M. McChesney Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be David H. McChesney, R. W. Moffett, Dr. William K. Orr, Dr. Melvin M. Koogler, Eugene E. Paxton, J. W. Phillips, A. Brooks Booker, William F. Caldwell Jr., Paul D. Miller, Percy Lackey and members of the Men's Bible Class of Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church.
The body will remain at the Etter Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence.
The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to either the Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church Organ Fund or to the Preston Lyle Yancey Volunteer Fire Co., c-o the National Bank and Trust, Fishersville.
Waynesboro News Virginian-date of paper: December 7, 1977