Joyce Yelton, age 94, of George McKinney Road in Bakersville, NC, passed away April 27, 2010 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, NC.  He was a native of Mitchell County, NC, and was the son of the late John and Hattie Green Yelton.  He was self-employed as a farmer. 

Survivors include; daughters, Beulah M. Gardner and Sheila Sparks both of Bakersville, NC, Shirley D. Neal of Johnson City, TN, Marty Ulrich of Dallas, TX, Linda Remos of Elkton, MD, sons, Bryson Yelton of Hickory, NC, Ray Yelton of Monroe, NC, Michael and Larry Dean Yelton both of Bakersville, NC, sisters, Martha Mosley of Erwin, TN, Mary Yelton of Bakersville, NC, brother, Vestal Yelton of Sykesville, MD, sixteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Francis M. Yelton, five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 8:00PM in the Chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville, NC.  Visitation will be two hours prior to the service.  Grandson, Lee Tharp will be speaking at the service.  Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park in Johnson City, TN.

Henline-Hughes is assisting the Yelton family.