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Mary Eula Yelton, age 93, of Bakersville, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at her home. A native of Bakersville, she was the daughter of the late John and Hattie Greene Yelton and the wife of the late Claude Yelton. Mary was also preceded in death by 4 sisters and 5 brothers. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Mary loved to cook for everyone and she enjoyed her flower garden and especially loved her cat, Frisky.
Survivors include three daughters: Janice Silvers of Erwin, TN, Ann Stout (Tommy) of Bakersville and Vickie Waycaster of Bakersville; three sons: Howard Yelton (Linda) of Bakersville, Larry Yelton of Bakersville and Jim Yelton (Louise) of Morganton, NC; she also leaves behind 31 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home with G.B. Garland and Johnathan Thacker officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 PM prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in the Phillips Cemetery on Fork Mountain Road, Bakersville, NC. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.