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Franklin Wayne Yancey Sr.

Franklin Wayne Yancey Sr., 82, of Oxford passed away Thursday, May 19,2022 at his home surrounded by family.

Wayne was born in Granville County on September 3,1939 to the late Earlie Jefferson Yancey and Leora Annie Hobgood. He was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church for many years. Wayne had a passion for farming and traveling and he loved his family immensely. He was a Farm Bureau Board Member and one of his proudest moments was becoming a Board Member for Granville United Bank.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 23,2022 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Alice Walters Yancey; a daughter, Melinda Yancey Peedin; a son, Franklin Wayne Yancey Jr. (Wendi Parrott Yancey); seven grandchildren, Caleb Scott Garner (Jennifer), Abbey Marie Garner, Jacob Wayne Garner (Amanda), Nicolas Wayne Yancey, Claire Elizabeth Yancey, Dylan Thomas Yancey and Logan Cross Peedin; two great-grandchildren, Adrianna Garner and Aliyah Webb; a sister, Virginia Ann Veasey (Wayne) and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Grover Yancey.

Memorial services will be held Monday, May 23,2022 at 2:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to their family, friends and to Community Homecare and Hospice for the love and support shown during this difficult time.


  • Betty Yarbrough Posted May 21, 2022 12:25 am

    Our heart is broken at the loss Wayne. We have some great memories. He was a great friend to our family. Our sincere thoughts go out to Alice and her entire family . May God hold you all close during this time Betty, Mitch and Logan Yarbrough

  • Karen Randolph Posted May 21, 2022 12:42 am

    You were a legend you will be deeply missed. I would make sure I got to see you on my trips to North Carolina just to hear your stories. My heart is aching for the family please know I miss and love you all. If there is anything you need please reach out

  • Betty Jo Hamme Posted May 21, 2022 3:08 pm

    Wayne was a special part of our families life and the memories we shared will remain in my heart forever. Alice I extend my sympathy to you and as you know will always be there for you all. Love Betty Jo Haamme

  • ernie averett Posted May 21, 2022 4:36 pm

    So sorry to learn of Wayne’s passing. We were friends for many years during the glory days of tobacco farming. Always a gentleman with a quick wit , a sense of humor ,and would give you the shirt off his back if need be. This world would be much better off with more men like him. RIP Dr. Y.

  • Joshua-Paul Johnian Sr Posted May 21, 2022 7:31 pm

    In my brief time of personal ministry, to Wayne and Alice, I had the pleasure to listen to stories about farming, life, and the bonds of family. His contribution to his family and community stand as a reminder of the blessing that comes with being dedicated husband, father, and entrepreneur. On behalf of the Mountain Creek Baptist Church community we extend our deepest thoughts and prayers thankful that as the Lord has sown into Wayne’s life he now reaps the great reward of life eternal with Christ! – Rev. Joshua-Paul Johnian Sr.

  • Valeria Womack Posted May 22, 2022 4:21 am

    Franklin and family I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you all.

  • Ben Currin Posted May 22, 2022 12:55 pm

    Prayers for Alice, and the rest of the family…..

  • Ann Williams Posted May 22, 2022 4:42 pm

    So sorry to hear or ur loss🙏🏽sweet sleep Mr Yancey RIH

  • Dan and Stacey Buffinga Posted May 22, 2022 6:06 pm

    Alice, we were so sadden to hear of Wayne’s passing today and wanted to send our deepest love and sympathy to you and your family. Wayne was always so funny and full of wit. He will be deeply missed.

  • Annette Lowery Beaver Posted May 22, 2022 8:23 pm

    The 1957 Oak Hill High School sends our deepest sympathy and prayers to Wayne’s family. Wayne was a dear friend and schoolmate during our years at Oak Hill. He was welcomed to his heavenly home by many of his friends from Oak Hill. May the many lovely memories provide some comfort during this time. Annette Lowery Beaver

  • April Hurst Posted May 23, 2022 6:12 pm

    Dear Yancey family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know I have been praying for y’all. Sending my most sincere sympathies, April Hurst

  • Robert Rivers Posted May 23, 2022 6:32 pm

    Condolences,I knew Wayne from Granville warehouse,I enjoyed is varied interest.What

  • Robert Rivers Posted May 23, 2022 6:32 pm

    What a great guy,loved his family

  • Denise Bowling Posted May 24, 2022 4:10 pm

    Franklin and Wendi, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you in His loving arms.

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