LACKEY YEARRY, NANCY BONS - Baxter County, Arkansas | NANCY BONS LACKEY YEARRY - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Nancy Bons LACKEY YEARRY

Galatia Cemetery
Baxter County,
Arkansas

Nancy Bons Lackey Yearry
First Wife of Young Henry Yearry
Daughter of Robert Waid & Nancy Welch Lackey

September 1849--September 1, 1887

Married 1867

Nancy Bons Lackey was born in Wayne County, Tennessee, and came to Arkansas, with her family in the early 1850's.

Nancy Bons Yearry & Young Henry Yearry were the parents of eight children including one born a few weeks before her death.

The grave of Nancy Bons Yearry is one of seven Yearry family graves that is covered with a concrete slab. All of the graves were marked with marble tablet type gravestones, and the death dates ranged from 1887 to 1923. Sometime in the late 1980’s, Mrs. Mae Woodcock Hamlet, a descendant of the Yearry family, worried that someone would dig into the graves. As a result, she arranged to have truckloads of concrete poured into a patio like concrete slab over the graves. The tops of the gravestones protrude from the concrete, but the inscriptions are below the concrete and obscured from view. Mrs. Vera (Lane) Reeves had made a survey of the Galatia Cemetery in 1986, and the data from her survey is what is recorded here.

(No obituary ahs been located for Nancy Bons Yearry. This obituary was constructed from information from genealogical research by Mary Lee Lackey Nelson.)
Nancy Bon Yearry, 37, died at her home near Iuka Thursday, September 1, 1887. She was born September 23, 1849, to Robert Waid Lackey and Nancy B. Welch Lackey. She came with her parents and siblings to the Galatia area of what was then Izard County with one of the ox drawn wangon trains in the early 1850's.
She married Young Henry Yearry in 1867, and they were the parents of eight children including a nine-day-old daughter.
Mrs. Yearry is survived by her husband, Young Henry Yearry; her father, Robert Waid Lackey of Galatia; two sons Richard and George of the home; six daughters, Betty, Sarah Mary, Lucinda, Louvina Jane and Manerva of the home; three brothers, W. Gary Lackey, James W. Lackey and Dr. William H.H. Lackey, all of Izard County; and three sisters, Ellender 'Allie' Lackey, Mary Jane Lackey and Frances 'Fannie' Lackey, all of Galatia.
Mrs. Yearry was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy B. Welch Lackey; two brothers, Andrew Lackey and John Lackey; and two sisters, Louisa and Sarah Lackey.
Burial was in the Galatia Cemetery.
(From the files of Max Parnell.)

Contributed on 11/1/08 by maxparnell
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Record #: 90962

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Submitted: 11/1/08 • Approved: 9/18/12 • Last Updated: 9/21/12 • R90962-G90961-S3

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