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Lacy Layefette Yancy

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Lacy Layefette Yancy

Posted: 969019200000
Classification: Biography
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Lacy Layefette Yancy (1884-1943)
Submitted by: A K Yancy
Lacy Layefette Yancy, son of John Samuel Yancy and Julia Agne Conyer was born April 19, 1884 at Paducah, Ky. His early years were spent in Livingston County where he lived for the remainder of his life.
    On November 7, 1909 he married Bessie Mae Cooper, daughter of Abner Berry Cooper and Sarah Ida Sexton Cooper. In the early years of their marriage they lived in the Iuka, KY. community. Lacy, better known to his family as Lace, was a blacksmith by trade. He was also a grist mill and a sawmill operator. Additionally, he did mechanical repair work on many tow-boats which traveled the rivers at Smithland, Ky.
During the time Lacy and Bessie lived in the Iuka community, the story was told by old-timers that " Lacy was always in a hurry - never wasted a minute. When he was driving his old car, he always drove so fast and turned the corners on two wheels, so-to-speak, that he came to be known by the nickname, Rip.
Lacy and Bessie were people with the highest degree of determination. Their deep faith, great courage, and spiritual values, along with their concern for others
was evident in their daily lives. They were true, brave, honest and knowing God was over all. Their main goals in life were to serve their Lord, to see that their
family was in the House of the Lord for worship services, and to provide for their family to the best of their abilities.
Lacy Yancy served as Superintendent of Sunday School at Gum Springs(now Friendship) Baptist Church for many years and was a faithful member in the choir. He never prayed that he didn't ask the Lord " to bless his children, his children's children and their children for generations to come ". Lacy and Bessie were very active in their church, serving in many capacities and performing many volunteer tasks.
Another of Lacy's accomplishments was his mother's hand-hewed monument which he made of limestone rock which he doug from a hillside near Smithland. He chiseled the monument by lamp light after each day's hard labor in his
blacksmith shop.
On April 5, 1943, without a moment's notice, Lacy died suddenly.
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