John Samuel Yancey



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It would appear as if "Ben" Yancey is the one kneeling , his wife behind him, and John Samuel to the left of her.




L.B. Yancey, age 59, better  known as Ben Yancey, was killed instantly on Wednesday morning by town marshal S.L. Ford during an altercation resulting from an attempt by Mr. Ford to place Mr. Yancey under arrest.  The shooting occurred on the road leading Into town from east, near the Ripley Gymnasium.


According to Mr. Ford he had a warrant for the arrest of Mr. Yancey and flagged him down as he was driving into town in his car, a T model Ford coupe, telling him the reason for stopping him; that Mr. Yancey resisted arrest; attempted to shoot him, and that he was forced to shoot in self-defense.  The car in which Mr. Yancey was driving and his person was searched a short time later by deputy sheriff W. E. Moffitt, who obtained Mr. Yancey’s double barreled pistol, a large dirk knife, which was in a sheath in one of his socks, and some bottles of liquor, which were

on his person.


Mr. Yancey was a life long resident of Tippah county and was well known throughout the county.  He is survived by his wife, who was before her marriage Mrs. Corrie Booker and the following children:  Curto Yancey of Memphis;  Mrs. Gertrude Drewry of Booneville; George Yancey and Joe V. Yancey, both of this county,

also by sisters:  Jim Yancey , of Texas; Mrs. Alice Tapscott of Netlleton, Mrs. N. V. Bartlett, Mrs. Hattie Bartlett,  and Mrs. Blake Gandy. Their many friends sympathize with them in their bereavement.


The funeral and burial will be at the Rucker cemetery, east of  Ripley on Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock.


R.L. Nance & Co. have charge of the funeral arrangements.



Corrie Booker Yancey

Corrie Booker Yancey


Wallace Yancey working in the fields.



Curto and Danny Yancey

Gertrude Yancey Drewry


Gertrude Yancey and Victor Drewry


Joe Russell Yancey


J.S. Yancy Pension


Pearl Yancy pension application


John S. Yancy tombstone application


The grave of John S. Yancy in Rucker Cemetery, Tippah County, Mississippi -