Mr. A.C. Yale, Jr., 89 of Hays, N.C., passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Forsyth Medical Center.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Reins Sturdivant Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Dancy, III and the Rev. Jesse Whitley officiating.
Full Military Honors will be in Maple Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday evening at Reins Sturdivant Funeral Home.
Mr. Yale was born December 13, 1929, to A.C. Yale, Sr., and Fonzy Byrd Yale. He served in the Army National Guard of North Carolina as a Sargent Major and was retired from the North Carolina National Guard where he served as a Unit Administrator.
Mr. Yale was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church, a charter member of Mountain View Fire Department and served on the Board of Directors at Garden Creek Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Ruth Cleary Yale; four sisters, Ruth Huie, Grace Walker, Doris Dancy and Lula Whitley; and four brothers, E.C. Yale, Judd Yale, Thea Yale and Earl Yale.
He is survived by two sons, Tommy A. Yale and wife, Janet, of Hays, Rickey Yale and wife, Patricia, of Hays; a sister, Jessie Barton of Mulberry, Florida; two grandchildren, Tommy Yale, Jr., of Canton, N.C., and Justin Yale of Traphill; and three great grandchildren, Maggie Mazza, Trea Yale and Ilex Yale, all of Canton, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Maple Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 103 Hays, NC 28635 or Garden Creek Baptist Church 446 Traphill Estates Road Traphill, NC 28685.
Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com