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Mildred Jean Yancey

Bearden, AR, 1938 - 2014

Mildred Jean Yancey passed away Monday, May 5, 2014. She was born August 18, 1938, in Bearden, Ark. and was the daughter of the late Aubrey William and Willie Virginia Lindsey and the wife of the late Joel Benjamin Yancey Jr.
Jean was a devoted wife, caring sister and loving mother and grandmother. She had a tremendous love for her family and for the Lord. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Columbia since 1979. She was the owner of Belle Tournure, a ladies specialty clothing boutique for 28 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing with her grandchildren and cheering for the Gamecocks and the Razorbacks.
Jean is survived by her son, Joel Scott Yancey (Liz) of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Michelle Yancey Smith (Marc) Simpsonville, S.C.; her sister, Evelyn Loretta Weathersby (Ray) of Little Rock, Ark.; her brother, William Clyde Lindsey of Pasadena, Calif.; grandchildren, Caroline Elizabeth Yancey, Mary Margaret Yancey, Connor Yancey Smith and Joel Watkins Smith; and stepgrandchildren, Sarah Jane Hall and Norina Josephine Hall.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia. There will also be visitation services held Friday, May 9, 2014, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Proctor Funeral Home in Camden, Ark. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Salem Cemetery in Bearden, Ark., with burial following in a family plot.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington DC 20077-7431 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Donations may also be made online. To sign the online guest register, visit

Published May 8, 2014

Proctor Funeral Home
442 Jefferson Street SW, P.O. Box P, Camden, AR
Phone: 870-836-2264