Wilma Jean Grove Yancy, 91, of McMinnville (Shellsford community) died Wednesday, Dec. 16 at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital.
She was born Dec. 25, 1923 in Warren County and was a retired educator with the Warren County School System, was a co-founder of Don Yancy & Sons Nursery with her late husband, Don L. Yancy, a member of First Baptist Church of McMinnville, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and attended Shellsford Baptist Church. Mrs. Yancy was preceded in death by parents, Charles Forrest and Ella Mai McGee Grove; husband Don L. Yancy; son Bill Yancy, and sisters Ruth Ruble and Mary Rogers.
Survivors include her sons, Donald (Janice) Yancy Jr. and Charles (Lorraine) Yancy; daughter-in-law, Melissa Yancy; grandchildren, Don “Chip” (Serena) Yancy III, Trevor Yancy, Scarlett Yancy, and Tiffany (Brian) Traylor; great grandchildren, Amber Yancy and Charlotte Traylor; special cousins, Clata Kell and Anna Belle Grove, and special friends Treva and Tyrone Sparkman. Other family members and friends also survive.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. John Pelham and David Daugherty will officiate. Interment will follow at Shellsford Cemetery. The Yancy family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and again from 10 a.m. until the time of service in the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made for Gideon Bibles, to Shellsford Cemetery Fund, or to Shellsford Baptist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.