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Pendleton County Obituaries


Obituaries are posted with the permission of Debbie Dennie, Editor of the "Falmouth Outlook"

From The Falmouth Outlook Friday April 29, 1949

 Robert H. Yelton Pendleton’s Oldest Citizen, Dies April 22

“ He lived a full life, one that was worthy” was the pastor’s description of the life of Robert Hampton Yelton, Pendleton County’s oldest citizen, who died at his home at Butler on Friday morning, April 22, 1949 at 4 o’clock. 

 Mr. Yelton succumbed at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Allen Pepper, and was just short of 101 years of age.

 Funeral services were held at the C. B. Peoples & Son Funeral Home in Butler on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, conducted by the Rev Woodrow S. Jones and assisted by Rev. D. P. DeHart and Rev. S. R. Mann.

Special music was provided by Mrs. Hilda Herrington who played the solovox.

Flower bearers were members of Bostwick Lodge, No. 508, of which Mr. Yelton had been a member for 70 years.

 Casket bearers were three sons, George, Robert and Raymond Yelton and three grandsons, George, Frank and Raymond Yelton.

 Mr. Yelton was the son of Robert and Lydia Wright Yelton and was born at Boston Station on May 14, 1848. In early life he united with the Grassy Creek Christian Church. He was married to Miss Anna Anderson 75 years ago and she preceded him in death by 12 years.

 Mr. Yelton leaves two daughters, Mrs. Pepper and Mrs. Harvey Hoffman of Butler; three sons, George of Dayton, Ohio, Robert of Chicago, Ill and Raymond of Latonia. He also leave 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

 Mr. Yelton was a proud possessor of a 50-year Masonic pin. He was also a faithful Democrat, always voting each year. However, he missed his trip to the voting poles for the first time last year.

 Mr. Yelton was born in a one-room log cabin near Butler and was the last of his immediate family. He spent the greater part on his life in Butler and for many years was manager and head miller of the Hagemeyer Flour Mills there. He lived a long and useful life and was admired for his sterling qualities by many relatives and friends.