William G. Yelton was born at Bell Buckle, Tennessee, on August 12th, 1842 and died at the home of his son Albert Yelton, on November 18th, 1932 at the age of 90 years, 30 months and 6 days.
He was united in marriage to Mary E. Graham of Livingston, Tenn., Oct 22, 1872, to this union was born five children, four sons and one daughter, three sons and the mother preceded the father in death, Surviving children are Mrs. S. L. Rankin of Manitou, Colorado, and Albert Yelton of Grand, Oklahoma,. He is survived by four grand-children and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Yelton passed away four years ago, following a long and useful life of devotion to her husband and family.
Mr. Yelton was a veteran of the Southern Army during the Civil Wars. Following his discharge from the Confederate Army, he returned to Tennessee, where he made his home until 1911, when he came to Ellis county, where he was since made his home.
Mr. Yelton was a good citizen a father and neighbor, highly respected and liked by everyone with whom he came in contact.
Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church, Saturday afternoon, November 19th, by Rev. R. F. Franklin, Interment was made in the Debolt Cemetery, Arnett, Oklahoma.
CARD OF THANKS: To the kind friend and neighbors who so willing assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved father, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks, also to those sending flowers and assisting with the music. May the Lord be with you when such sorrows befall you. Albert Yelton and Family, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Rankin..
Submitted by: John Rider
Transcribed by: Linda Fox
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