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Crafton Carlton Yancey Sr.




Crafton Carlton Yancey Sr., (84), loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and loving friend to many, went to his heavenly home on February 10, 2021. He left this world peacefully surrounded by his family at his home in Pollocksville.

He owned and operated Geo. A. Yancey Trucking Co. in New Bern, NC since 1962; where he still enjoyed working full time until sickness prevented him from doing so. He was a member of The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of NC, Seaside Lodge No. 429 and received his 50-year recognition in 2012. Crafton was an avid Nascar fan all of his life. He was a dedicated and treasured member of Triune Holiness Church for over 30 years and always considered the church his family.


He was preceded in death by his parents George H. and Mary Yancey, his brothers, Wayne and George A. “Dick” Yancey and sister-in-law Lena Yancey.

He is survived by his precious wife of 62 years, Guelda Riggs Yancey; his daughter, Angie Bender and husband Joey; son, Carl and his wife Pam; three grandchildren, Carla Henries and her husband Ricky, Kelsey Wyatt and her fiancé Rodney and CC Yancey, and three great-grandchildren, Raenly Henries, Alaina Yancey and River Jones. Five step-grandchildren and twelve step great-grandchildren and many more that call him granddaddy. He is also survived by his sister Lois Hite, brother Harvey and his wife Nancy, 6 nieces, 2 nephews and their children and grandchildren.


The family would like to thank Dr. Craig Zavelo and his staff, Dr. Adam McKenzie and Community Home Care & Hospice for taking such wonderful care of our “Superman.” The family would also thank extend a very special thank you to Joey Bender for all of the care and support.


Services will be held on Saturday, February 13th at Triune Holiness Church. Visitation will be held at 12:00 noon followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm, with Pastor Jerry Smith officiating. Interment will follow the service at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern with Masonic rites.


Due to COVID-19, the family requests all attending services to wear face masks at all times.

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