Carlos Lee Yelton, 92, of Ridgecrest Lane, Spruce Pine, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019. He was a native of Mitchell County and a son of the late Luther and Lucy Green Yelton. He was a retired maintenance mechanic with Allied Chemical in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving at Pearl Harbor.
Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Turner and Sharon Shuler, both of Spruce Pine; two brothers, Luther Yelton, of Spruce Pine, and Bob Yelton (Maxidean), of Bakersville; three grandchildren, Brandy Sullivan, Savannah Shuler and Steven Shuler; and two great-grandchildren, Cheyanne and Michael Sullivan. He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife, Marie Yelton; sister, Thelma Forbes; and brother, Floyd Yelton.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2019, in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home with Larry Greene officiating. The family received friends one hour before the service. The North Carolina National Guard Honor Guard provided graveside military honors. Interment followed at Garland Cemetery on Bad Creek Road. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of The Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Yelton family.
Mitchell News-Journal • July 3, 2019