Yancey, Eloise A.
NEWPORT NEWS - Eloise Ardell McLawhorne Yancey of Newport News died Saturday, March 29, 2003, after a brief illness. Mrs. Yancey was born in Kinston, N.C., Sept. 5, 1921, the third of four daughters of Charles and Alice McLawhorne. She grew up in Durham, N.C., and moved to the Peninsula in the early 1940's. She was the widow of the late Peninsula Realtor and homebuilder, John P. Yancey Jr. The two worked to build a successful real estate business on the Peninsula, and later expanded in the hotel business in Virginia and North Carolina. She was especially fond of the North Carolina Outer Banks area. She is survived by two sons, John P. Yancey III and his wife, Nicole, and Robert E. Yancey, all of Newport News; three grandchildren, Richard of Washington, D.C., Christopher of China and David of Newport News; sister-in-law, Marie Y. Hughes of Newport News; and two nieces, Terry Jackson and Lori Williams, both of Gloucester. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be conducted by Father James Guttendorf at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family especially wishes to thank all of the nurses and staff of the ICU unit at Riverside Regional Medical Center for their many kindnesses and tireless assistance.
Published in the Daily Press on 3/31/2003.