Rev. James Wesley Yancy
Submitted by Donnie Pickard
Van Buren County Democrat================
December 7, 1920
Rev. Yancy, a well known minister of this community, died at the home of his son, Charley Yancy, Thursday night Dec. 2d. He was laid to rest at the Loyed Cemetery, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Joe Stark. Mr. Yancy had been a preacher of the Missionary Church for thirty years.
Van Buren County Democrat
March 25, 1921
Resolution of Respect
To the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethern of Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 380, F. & A. M.
We your committee appointed to draft resolutions of respect to the memory of Brother J. W. Yancy, beg leave to submit the following:
Whereas, Brother J. W. Yancy was born May 4th, 1852 and died Dec. 3d, 1920 and
Whereas, the Supreme Ruler of the Universe saw fit to call him from the walks of men to the celestial lodge above, and
Whereas, Brother Yancy was made an Entered Apprentice Mason June 3d, 1894, passed to the degree of Fellowcraft Aug. 8th, 1894 and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason Oct. 13th, 1894, in Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 380, F. & A. M., and was made honorary member of same Oct. 14, 1905, Therefore be it
Resolved, that in he death of Brother Yancy the Lodge has lost a faithful member, the church a conscientious worker and the community a good citizen, and be it further
Resolved, that the heartfelt sympathy of this lodge be extended to his wife and children, that a copy of these resolutions be furnished them, the Van Buren County Democrat for publication and a copy be spread upon the minutes of this lodge.
A. M. Griggs