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Dakota Wayne Yancey

July 7, 2000 — March 16, 2020

Dakota Wayne Yancey

Dakota Wayne Yancey of South Boston, VA passed away March 16, 2020.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on July 7, 2000 and was 19 years of age.  He was the son of Wendel Scott Yancey and Melissa Ann Thomas.


He attended South Boston Church of God. Dakota loved hunting, fishing, chillaxin, and his family. His motto was “Family over everything” and would give you the shirt off his back. Dakota’s favorite Bible verse was Philippians 4:13 (NRSV) “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”


Dakota Wayne Yancey is survived by:

His Mother and Step-father

Melissa Ann Thomas and Billy Thomas of South Boston

His Father

Wendel Scott Yancey of Virgilina

Three Sisters

Katelyn Ann Horton (Eric) of South Boston

Savannah Brook Yancey of South Boston

Chyanne Marie Yancey of South Boston

Maternal Grandparents

Larry and Kathy Mitchell of Pleasanton, TX

Jerry and Linda Yancey of Virgilina

Great Grandmothers

Faye Snead of Bristol, VA

Maude Lacks of Virgilina

Nieces and Nephews

Summer, Christopher and Johnathon Horton

Special Sister

Allyson Wilkins

Special Brothers

Chris Doss and Jamie Wilkins

Aunt and Uncles

Larry, Tanya and Charles


Renae Yancey, Amanda Yancey, Austin Yancey and Hannah Yancey


A graveside service will be held Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. at Aarons Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Daniel Thomas officiating.


The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 1409 Hodges St, South Boston, VA.


For memorials please consider a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services

Graveside Service

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Aarons Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

1066 Aarons Creek Rd, Virgilina, VA 24598

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