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Elaine Yancey

January 10, 1958 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Elaine Yancey Obituary

Elaine Yancey, born on January 10, 1958, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2023, leaving behind a life filled with love, family, and cherished memories. Elaine was known for her unwavering love for her family, her passion for traveling, and a heart that always had room for her beloved dogs, Little Bit and Chloe.

Born to the late Alfred and Faye McKee, Elaine was one of six children. She was preceded in death by her brother, Roger McKee, and her sisters, Janice Potter, Tammy Knipps, and Wilmer Potter. She is survived by her brother, Steve McKee (Biddy), and her sister, Liesa Potter (Butch).

Elaine found happiness in her marriage to Bill Yancey, who survives her. Together, they created a blended family that was filled with love and respect. Elaine was a dedicated mother to her sons, Joel Hollis (Kelsey), Danny Hollis (Amy), and Roger Hollis (Chasity), as well as her stepsons, Jermie Yancey and William Yancey (Veronica).

One of Elaine's greatest joys in life was being a grandmother. Her love extended to her grandchildren, Xylon Hollis (Balon), Zak Hollis (Andrea), Kalyssa Johnson (Anthony), Caleb Hollis (Taylor), Isaac Hollis, Moriah Hollis, Bella Hollis, Olivia Hollis, Emmett Hollis, Faith Yancey, Zoey Yancey, Corbin Yancey, Finley Yancey, Kirstin Yancey, and William Yancey, Jr.. She also had the joy of knowing her great-grandchildren, Huxten Hollis and Harbor Hollis.

Elaine was a woman of simple pleasures. She loved to sit on her porch, feeling the sun on her face and watching the world go by. She was an avid traveler and always looked forward to exploring new places. Yet, she was equally content to stay at home surrounded by her family, especially during family gatherings. She cherished these moments of togetherness and often said that her family was her greatest achievement.

Elaine's love extended beyond her family to her dogs, Little Bit and Chloe. She considered them part of the family and often spoiled them with treats and cuddles. Her love for animals was just another testament to her kind and loving nature.

Elaine Yancey leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion, and family unity. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew her, particularly her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 2, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Phillips Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home with Matt Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Saddle Cemetery in Saddle, AR.

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November 2, 2023

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Phillips Funeral Home
4904 West Kingshighway
Paragould, AR 72450

Funeral Service
November 2, 2023

10:30 AM
Phillips Funeral Home
4904 West Kingshighway
Paragould, AR 72450


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