Southern Shores, NC
Helen Reid Poovey Yelton, 96, loving wife, mother and friend, passed away on February 13, 2013. She is the last of seven children born to Lloyd W. and Nancy Reid Poovey of Hickory, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Thad Gold Yelton. She is survived by two daughters: Emily Ausband and husband, Frank of Southern Shores, NC and Nancy Brown and husband, Phillip, Jr. of Williamsburg, VA. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Phillip III, Taylor and Helen Elizabeth (Libbie) Brown, Thad and Joseph Ausband, Alexander LeFevre and his wife, Hillary, and twin great grandchildren, Reid Andrews and Grant Alexander. Miss Helen’s devoted caregivers were Char Gavreau, Kim Ross, Gwyn Shoemaker and Aye Soe.
Mrs. Yelton graduated from Hickory High School, attended Appalachian State University and completed business school in Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Yelton moved to Richmond with her husband in 1946 where they lived until retirement. Helen was active in many clubs and organizations. Her proudest memberships were Daughters of the American Revolution, Children of the Confederacy, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club, and Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. Later, the family moved to Williamsburg, VA and eventually to Williamsburg Landing retirement community.
In North Carolina, the Yeltons were members of Duck Woods Country Club where they golfed and spent time at their beach cottage in Southern Shores. During WWII, as a young woman, Mrs. Yelton worked in Manteo, NC with the Civil Air Patrol Antisubmarine Coastal Patrol Base 16. For this, she is recognized on the CAP monument at the Manteo Airport. We give tribute to this southern lady of faith, wisdom, grace, good will and humor.
There will be a committal service at Westhampton Memorial Park in Richmond, VA on February 18 at 1:30 p.m. A memorial service on February 23 at 3:00 p.m. will be held at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Southern Shores, NC, officiated by Father Tom Wilson, followed by a reception at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Ausband, 177 Chicahauk Trail in Southern Shores. In honor of Helen P. Yelton, donations may be made to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangementsPrint Obituary & Condolences