Pinkney “Reid” Yelton, age 85, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Monday, February 3, 2014 at his residence.
Born December 18, 1928 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Farris Yelton and Cledar Hutchins Yelton. Reid worked in the saw mills when he was younger and then worked for Spindale Mills and Cone Mills for over 30 years before retirement. He was a member of Westminster Baptist Church and was an avid fisherman and hunter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Irene Yelton Tessnair; two brothers, George Yelton and William Mills Yelton and two grandchildren, Carol Renee Yelton and Tammy Tessnair Lee.
Survivors include his wife of almost 62 years, Daisy Walker Yelton; nine children, Wayne Yelton, Carol Tessnair and husband, Thurman, Annie Head and husband, Issac, Ronald Yelton, Marie Henderson and husband, Harold, Denice Foote and husband, Russell, Pinkie Tessnair, Bill Yelton and wife, April and Charles Yelton and wife, Kelly all of Rutherfordton; sister Dolly Jean Tessnair and husband, William of Forest City; twenty-eight grandchildren, fifty-three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Westminster Baptist Church with Reverend Hubert Street officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church.
Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive, Building 1, Asheville, NC 28801
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family,