The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 1, 2012

Obituaries — Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012


Mary Esther Yancey

HINTON — Mary Esther Yancey, 86, of 513 Chestnut St., Hinton, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012, at her home following a long illness.

Born November 3, 1926, in Hinton, she was the daughter of the late James Jeremiah and Emma Dobbins McLaughlin.

Ms. Yancey was a former employee of The Don Array Shop in Hinton. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Hinton and was a lifelong resident of Hinton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis M. “Babe” Yancey, on November 15, 2005. Also preceded by a brother, James A. McLaughlin, and a sister, Mildred Meadows.

Survivors include a son, Mike Yancey and wife Holly of Hinton; a daughter, Betty Grier of Beckley; a brother, Patrick McLaughlin of Beaver, and a sister, Marie Ford and husband Jim “Bootie” of Hinton. Four grandchildren, River and Abigail Yancey, Dee Dee Johnston and Rocky Davis, and two great-grandchildren, Cole and Trevor Snead.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2012, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, in Hinton, with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Rodney, Ricky, Tucker and John Ford, Steve McNeer and Kim Bennett.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers for all the love and the attention shown to Mary during her illness.

Online condolences and guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

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