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Rev Joseph Elzie Yandell
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1880
Scott County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1970

J.Elzie Yandell, was the son of Joseph Larkin and Mary Bea (Sparks) Yandell. He married Effie Calhoun 25 May 1902, in Latimer Co. OK. He and Effie had three sons, Orville, Warren G, and Larkin A., and five daughters, Lura, Jura, Willa Bea, Jessie Lee, and Laverne, reach adulthood. He was ordained at Lodi (Latimer Co. OK) to preach for the Free Will Baptist Church, in 1904. He farmed as most ministers did during this time, and went far and near to preach. He baptized probably more people in eastern Oklahoma than any other FWB minister of his day. He organized churches, held revivals, funerals and weddings, and was in demand as a speaker wherever he went. In 1929 he took his family to California, and there helped organized a church--this after losing their 14-yr-old daughter, Musetta, in a tragic lightning accident.
J.E. was in the organization of the Okla. State Association of Free Will Baptists, at Holdenville, OK in 1908, and held different and several offices throughout his ministry. He was instrumental in bringing his old home association into the state convention. He had a serious demeanor, a good head, and was known for his honesty. One man remarked about this saying, "If Elzie Yandell said he jumped out an airplane without a parachute, and landed on his feet unhurt.., I'd believe him." He had an active life of faith and preaching for over 67 years. His journey ended peacefully in Fresno, CA, with relatives and many friends to mourn his passing. His memorial service was held in the Chapel of California Christian College, Fresno, with Dr. Wade T. Jernigan, officiating. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Larkin Yandell (1849 - 1899)
  Mary Bea Sparks Yandell (1851 - 1929)
 
 Spouses:
  Effie Calhoun Yandell (1883 - 1954)
  Effie Calhoun Yandell (1883 - 1954)*
 
 Children:
  Willie B. Yandell McCann (1908 - 1959)*
  Jessie Lee Yandell Thurman (1910 - 1996)*
  Orvel L. Yandell (1912 - 1972)*
  Hazel Musetta Yandell (1915 - 1929)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Daniel Yandell (1874 - 1944)*
  Isaac Wilson Yandell (1876 - 1959)*
  Joseph Elzie Yandell (1880 - 1970)
  Mollie M. Yandell Childress (1888 - 1986)*
  Iona Y Yandell Barnes (1890 - 1975)*
  Lloyd Oliver Yandell (1893 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Father"
 
Burial:
Clovis Cemetery
Clovis
Fresno County
California, USA
 
Created by: wvy
Record added: Feb 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24559913
Rev Joseph Elzie Yandell
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Rev Joseph Elzie Yandell
Added by: John & Ellen DeMaira
 
Rev Joseph Elzie Yandell
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A faithful minister of the FWB Church.
- winnie yandell
 Added: Jan. 19, 2011

- Bea
 Added: Aug. 22, 2009
GPS 36▫50.10N/119▫42.77W Was a pleasure finding this grave and submitting the photos. May God Bless All that view this loved one.
- John & Ellen DeMaira
 Added: Feb. 24, 2008
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