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Dakota Wayne Yancey / March 19, 2020

Dakota Wayne Yancey, 19, of South Boston, died Monday, March 16, 2020. He was born in Halifax County on July 7, 2000, the son of Wendel Scott Yancey and Melissa Ann Thomas. He attended South Boston Church of God.

Dakota loved hunting, fishing, chillaxing and his family. His motto was “Family over everything” and would give you the shirt off his back. Dakota’s favorite Bible verse was Philippians 4:13 (King James Version) “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Mr. Yancey is survived by his mother and step-father, Melissa Ann Thomas and Billy Thomas of South Boston; his father, Wendel Scott Yancey of Virgilina; three sisters, Katelyn Ann Horton (Eric) of South Boston, Savannah Brook Yancey of South Boston, Chyanne Marie Yancey of South Boston; maternal grandparents, Larry and Kathy Mitchell of Pleasanton, Texas and Jerry and Linda Yancey of Virgilina; great-grandmothers, Faye Snead of Bristol and Maude Lacks of Virgilina; nieces and nephews, Summer, Christopher and Johnathon Horton; special sister, Allyson Wilkins; special brothers, Chris Doss and Jamie Wilkins; aunt and uncles Larry, Tanya and Charles and cousins Renae Yancey, Amanda Yancey, Austin Yancey and Hannah Yancey.

Graveside services will be held Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m. at Aaron’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Daniel Thomas officiating.

The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 1409 Hodges Street, South Boston.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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