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OBITUARY - Margie Marie Yancey

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OBITUARY - Margie Marie Yancey

Dennis J Yancey (View posts)
Posted: 1142620395000
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Surnames: Yancey

Margie Marie Yancey

Margie Marie Yancey, 77, former Springfield resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Nixa, MO, where she had lived for several years. Margie was born March 17, 1927, near Arkadelphia, AR, youngest of four children of Wallace and Altha Yancey. Margie lived some years with grandparents in Jericho Springs, MO, and graduated eighth grade there. Her granddad shared his talent by teaching Margie the violin. She played violin numbers at special events, always loving her violin, singing, dancing and hearing music. After high school graduation from John Brown University H.S., Siloam Springs, Margie worked in Joplin then Kansas City for Bell Telephone Co. She served in the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes Naval Air Station in the early 1950s then returned to work as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell. Margie resided with her parents, Altha and Filmore Davis in Pindall and Harrison, prior to moving to Springfield. With her clear soprano voice and natural ability to carry the melody, harmonize and stay on key, music directors invited her talent wherever she lived and attended church including Jefferson Avenue Baptist. Survivors are brother Gene Davis and wife Helen, Harrison, AR, their sons, Keith Taylor and wife Vickie, and Mitch Taylor and wife Bernie, Vacaville, CA; sister Irene Davis Benjamin and husband Don of Indiana; and sister-inlaw Elzene Yancey, Mtn. View, CA, widow of brother Chester Yancey (died May 2000). Also surviving Margie are nephews Rick Yancey and wife Dianna, and Ron Yancey; great-niece and nephews Shannon Johnson and husband Jeff, Michael Eugene Yancey, and Tyler Smalley family of Margie's brother Bill and wife Helen Yancey (died 1985 and 1999), Springfield area. Nephews Michael Yancey and children Jessica, Lucas and Nicholas, and their mother, Lina Yancey; and David Yancey, wife Anglia and children Brooke, Matthew, William and Samuel, all of San Francisco area, Chet's and Elzene's family. Memorial services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Pindall, AR, church located on the west side of U.S. Hwy. 65, 19 miles south of Harrison. Burial will be in Bellefonte Cemetery.

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