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 Champion Decatur “Uncle Dock” Yancey

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Champion Decatur “Uncle Dock” Yancey

  • Birth 23 Nov 1848 Chambers County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 30 May 1924 Eliasville, Young County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Eliasville, Young County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 46939973

son of Perry Dow Yancey - Jane F. Marable

At the age of 18, Champion Decatur Yancey came to Hunt County, Texas, and on 23 January 1870, was married to Miss Martha Jane DeLong of Hopkins County. In 1879 he moved to Young County where he lived until his death last Friday. To this union nine children, six boys and three girls were born, all of whom survive in their father except one son, who paid the supreme sacrifice in the World War. The mother of his children died March 4, 1901.

Children born to Champion and Martha were:
William Luther Yancey
Mary Eliza Yancey
Thomas Henry Yancey
Ella Paralee Yancey
John Walter Yancey
George Wade Yancey
Ida Jane Yancey
Perry Elias Yancey
Carl Decatur Yancey

Champion Decatur Yancey married Frankie Shumaker on 23 September 1901 at Graham, Texas. They were married three years before her untimely death.

On 14 December 1905, he was married to Miss Mary Clem of Graham, who survives.

The sad news of the death of Mr. C.D. Yancey of Eliasville reached Graham Friday, 30 May. He had been in bad health. An unusually large crowd was present at the funeral in Eliasville, Sunday, conducted by Brother Wilson, pastor of the Eliasville Baptist church.

Active pallbearers: F.D. Hockett, T.R. Billingsley, Sam Lothlen, Edd Wood, L.M Pratt, George T. Adams, W.M. Davis. Honorary: W.H. McCullough, G.W. Hill, S.H. Hill, W.A. Andrews, W.W. Cunningham, A.D. Billingsley and Dr. D.J. Newell.

Survived: his wife, eight children, 25 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by one son and three grandchildren.

Champion Decatur Yancey was born near the town of Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama, 23 November 1848, and moved with his parents, when nine years old, to Louisiana. He was converted and joined the Baptist church at the Old Gray school house in Claibourne Parish, Louisiana, when he was 15 years of age.

Uncle Dock Yancey, as he was familiarly known by a large circle of friends, always looked on the bright side of life. He brought happiness and sunshine to all with whom he cam in contact. His host of friends regret to learn of his death.





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  • Added: 21 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46939973
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Champion Decatur “Uncle Dock” Yancey (23 Nov 1848–30 May 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46939973, citing Eliasville Cemetery, Eliasville, Young County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Searchers of our Past (contributor 47220553) .