Claudia Louise Yancey

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Claudia Louise Yancey, 66, of Leachville, widow of David Yancey, passed from this life Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at her home. Born in Osceola and raised in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Odie Eugene And Juanita Johnson Smith. Claudia was a longtime employee of the Mississippi County Correctional Center in Luxora, retiring as the dietary supervisor in 2018. Claudia was a very private person, but spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, brought her great joy. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Wynne.

Survivors include three sons, Dwayne Austin of Leachville, Chad Austin (Brittany) of Tulsa, Okla., and William Austin (Lisa) of Leachville; her daughter, Christie Moring of Bono; two sisters, Nellie Matlock of Aurora, Ill., and Charlotte Breland of Myrick, Miss. She also leaves 11 grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral and Cremation Service in Leachville. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Online guest register at