Mildred Janet Yancey

Mildred Janet Yancey, age 95 of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018. She was born May 3, 1923 in Cleveland, Texas to parents William Howard Williams and Margaret Louise Waters Williams who preceded her in death along with her husband, Tolbert Scott Yancey; and brothers, Howard Ray Williams and Albert Morris Williams.

Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Yancey, and Patricia Beyers and husband, Gary; grandchild, Kelly Beyers; numerous nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends; and her dogs, Toby and Abby.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Cleveland Memorial Park, Cleveland, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the following organizations:
Cleveland First United Methodist Church
The American Cancer Society
The American Heart Association

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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