Mr. Marcellus Worsham Yancey, Sr., age 74 of Summerville, passed away Friday, December 03, 2010 in Rome, Georgia.
Mr. Yancey was born in Summerville, Georgia on January 16, 1936, son of the late A.R. “Dick” Yancey and Pearl Ragland Yancey. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the United States Army. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Yancey was a construction superintendent. His job took him to many states and many foreign countries, but he always considered Summerville his home. Mr. Yancey served as the Jr. Vice Commander for the Georgia Chapter of the American Legion, was a member of the American Legion Post 129, the Chattooga Masonic Lodge # 704 F&AM, where he currently served as Treasurer, the Chattooga Shrine Club, and the Yaarab Shrine Temple. In addition to his parents, Mr. Yancey was preceded in death by a brother , Malcolm Yancey.
Mr. Yancey is survived by his wife, Ann Martin Yancey of Summerville; son, Marcellus “Marcey” Yancey, Jr. and his wife Zelma of Cloudland; daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha Y. and Ray Atkins of Rome, Charise and Tim McNeely of Dothan, AL, Tammy and Michael Dempsey of Cave Spring, Dawn and Ken Hefner, Cooksville, MO, and Kelly and Jay Wilson of Summerville; 15 Grandchildren; 2 Great grandchildren; Sisters and Brothers-in-law, Peggy and Tommy Dooley and Dale and Allen Cochran; Niece, Teresa Cobia; Nephew, Ken Yancey; Special Cousin, Kay Chumbler; Honorary Family: Members of the American Legion, Masonic and Shrine Brethren and the Members of the Liar’s Table and Wait Staff at Jim’s Family Restaurant.
Masonic Rites will be given Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 4:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Mason Funeral Home. Graveside and Interment services will be held Monday, December 6, 2010 at 12:00 Noon at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton Georgia with full military honors.
Pallbearers will be Sons-in-law and Grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers will be Members of the American Legion and the Masonic and Shrine Brethren.
Mr. Yancey will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 2 until 4 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that memorial contributions be made to the Veteran’s Memorial Park, 818 Memorial Drive, Summerville, GA 30747.
The family of Mr. Yancey would like to thank Dr. Jerry McCormick and his staff as well as the Staff of Heyman Hospice Care for their care and support during this time.