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Harry Frederick Yancey / September 04, 2017
Harry Frederick Yancey died Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the age of 70. Born March 20, 1947 in Durham County, N.C., he was the son of the late Harry Preston Yancey and the late Frances Satterwhite Yancey and was married to Patricia Clay Yancey. He was a graduate of Bluestone High School, class of 1965 and was a retired long distance truck driver for Lasco Bathware Company. He was a member of Mt. Cana United Methodist Church and a veteran of the Vietnam War where he served his country in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Clay Yancey; daughter, Jennifer Yancey Throckmorton and husband, Billy; grandson, Adam Lee Throckmorton and friend, Maggie Allgood; brother, Larry Preston Yancey and wife, Gail of Richmond; sister, Linda Yancey Milton and husband, Donnie of Oxford, N.C.; numerous nieces and nephews; and beloved beagle, Ginger.

A memorial service was held Sunday, Sept. 3, at Mt. Cana United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Randy Holmes officiating. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery with military rites.

The family received friends Saturday, Sept. 2, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home and other times at the home, 1098 Seven Oaks Drive, South Boston.

Those wishing to give memorials, please consider the Halifax County Humane Society, PO Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592 or Sentara Halifax Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be made at

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services.

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