James Lee Yelton

Died: Wed., Feb. 5, 2014


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 09, 2014
Location: Bakersville Baptist

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Sun., Feb. 09, 2014
Location: Bakersville Baptist

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JAMES LEE YELTON, age 81 of Saylors Lake Rd, Bakersville, NC passed away February 5, 2014 at his home. He was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a son of the late Bristoe and Ethel Stanley Yelton. He was a Veteran of The United States Marine Corp where he served in Vietnam and Korea, and was a member of Bakersville Baptist Church. He was a lifetime member of The VFW Post 8060. He was previously employed with General Motors and The Mitchell County Public School System.


Survivors include; his wife Margaret Calvert Yelton, of the home, two daughters; Alicia Marguerite Yelton Powers, and husband Dan, of Corona, California, Lisa Campbell Ford Russell, and husband David, of Telford, TN, sons; James Allen Yelton and wife Paula, of Spruce Pine, NC, William Joseph Yelton, and wife Marilyn, of Burnsville, NC, step-children; Evelyn Laws, of Hickory, NC, David Tolley, of Bakersville, NC, and Dale Tolley, of Spruce Pine, NC, sisters; Juanita Yelton Shuffler, Marie Morgan, Edith Street, Shelby Jean Street, brother; George Yelton, eleven grandchildren; Mary Lou Yelton Davis, Shane Vance, Brandy McKinney, Joshua McKinney, Jason Yelton, Ryan Yelton, Alyssa Yelton Henson, Christopher Campbell, Anthony Campbell, Peyton Ford, Chelsey Ford, great grandchildren; Lochlin Vance, Collin Vance, Brayden Pinkerton, Cayden McKinney, Kamilyn Henson, step-grandchildren; Crystal Powers Alvarez, Danny Powers, Gavin Russell, Shelly Zeil, John, Katie, and Caleb Tolley, step-great grandchildren; Valerie, Cheryl, Stanley, Zack, and Arliegh.


He was preceded in death by; daughters; Lucretia Diane Yelton, and Teresa Lee Yelton, Karen Lee Yelton McKinney, one infant son, wives; Rachell Dayton Riegger and Elizabeth Yelton.


Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 4:00PM in Bakersville Baptist Church with Pastor Billy Stewart officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Interment will follow at Green – Young Cemetery with The North Carolina Honor Guard and VFW Pat Ray Post 4286 Newland, NC conducting Graveside Military Honors.



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Ted Street
   Posted Fri February 07, 2014
Uncle James you are remembered for your love of country and your dedication to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Ted Street
   Posted Fri February 07, 2014


Rest in Peace and May Your Loved Ones Take Solace in You Are in Your Heavenly Home. We Extend Our Heartfelt Sympathies to the Family. Ted & Pam Street

The Wilcox Family
   Posted Sat February 08, 2014
We are so sorry for your families loss. May God be with everyone of you.

Merinda Vinson Thomas
   Posted Sun February 09, 2014
George and I enjoyed visiting with James. He and George relished swapping tales from their days in the service. We never left empty-handed: we always came home with jars of James' good homecanned pickled beans, cucumbers, beets, and fruit jams! Thank you for your service to your country, community and neighbors, James! You will be missed, but we celebrate your life and rejoice in the glorious homecoming you surely are experiencing today!

marilyn ann gross yelton
   Posted Sun February 09, 2014
To All The Family members of James Lee Yelton,

My prayers are with you, and though I am not there, you are always in my heart. May God be with you all.


Alvin & Louise Yelton
   Posted Tue February 11, 2014
Allen & Paula
With our deepest sympathy,please know your family is in our prayers. We pray God will give you all comfort & peace during this time of sadness. God bless you.
Alvin & Louise Yelton

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