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Herman Walter “Whitey” Yowell

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Herman Walter “Whitey” Yowell, 88, of Winchester died Friday, June 30, 2017 in his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born October 8, 1928 in Falling Waters, WV the son of Herman W. and Mary Emerson Yowell.

He was married to Ella Meadows on May 9, 1948.  They enjoyed 69 wonderful years together until her passing on June 25th of this year.

Herman and his sister, Mary moved to Virginia in 1933 and lived with his grandparents, James E. and Ida Bell McDaniel on Long Branch Farm. He was baptized in the Methodist church.

Professionally, he worked in the beer business at Preston Moffett and Dearing Beverage for 40 years.  After that, he drove a big rig for 22 years.

His hobbies included fishing, hunting, football, and baseball.

Herman is survived by his children, Rick Yowell, and Sheila Brooks and her husband, Randy all of Winchester; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one special niece, Vicki Cattlett.

His son, Larry Lee Yowell, sister Mary, and two brothers are deceased.

A funeral will be 11:00 a.m.Thursday, July 6, 2017 in Phelps Funeral Chapel 311 Hope Drive Winchester officiated by Pastor Vernon Bray.

Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.  Casket Bearers will be Randy Brooks II, Chuck Malone, Jim Ferguson, Bill Stinson, Chase Peacemaker, and Bill Martin.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 6-8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice at 333 W. Cork St. Winchester, VA 22601.

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3744
Winchester, VA 22604
Phone: (540) 722-2424
Fax: (540) 313-4261

Funeral Chapel
311 Hope Drive
Winchester, VA 22601

Michael R. Phelps
Owner/General Manager
Funeral Director

Travis L. Nesselrodt
Operations Manager
Funeral Director
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