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OBITUARY - Lucy E yancey

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OBITUARY - Lucy E yancey

Posted: 1348367953000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: yancey
Lynchburg News - 18 Dec 1907, p.10 c.3

“DEATH NEAR FOREST. / Mrs. Lucy Elizabeth Yancey Passed Away at her Home Early Yesterday. / Mrs. Lucy Elizabeth Yancey, aged 89 years, widow of William T. Yancey, a distinguished lawyer of this city in his day, died early yesterday, at her home near Forest Depot. Mrs. Yancey had not been ill and despite her great age, the announcement of her death yesterday came as a great shock and surprise to her large circle of relatives and friends her. Mrs. Yancey survived her husband eighteen years, and had been enjoying excellent health up to the time of her death. / The deceased was a woman of rare talents in many respects and she was revered and loved by all her knew her. Although she was more than four score, she retained all of her facilities, being able up to the time of her death to read without the aid of glasses. She kept abreast of the times and was enabled to converse on current events as intelligently as one half her age. Her strong mental faculties coupled with a kind and loving heart, gave her numerous staunch friends who will be grieved at the information of her death, though it was known that she could not long remain with her loved ones. / Mrs. Yancey was a sister of Robert J. Davis, who died a few months ago at her home in this city. She was a few years younger than Mr. Davis and she was related to a number of the best families of the city. She was a daughter of the late Henry Davis, who at the time of his death was a large land owner, being the possessor of the major portions of what are now known as Diamond Hill and White Rock Hill. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal church, of this city, and lived the life of a zealous Christian woman at all times. / Some years before the death of her husband, Mrs. Yancey moved with him to the farm upon which she died, and at his death she expressed a desire to be allowed to remain there for the rest of her days. Her children pleaded with her to make her home with them either here or at Bedford City, but she assured them that she could not be happy away from the old home place and it was for this reason that she did not come here to spend her declining days. / Mrs. Yancey is survived by three sons, as follows: Messrs. R.D. Yancey, Commonwealth’s attorney of this city; William Yancey, of Bedford City, and Charles Yancey, who lives on the family home place, near Forest. / The remains will be brought to the city this afternoon for interment at the Presbyterian cemetery.”

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