DAPHNE, Ala. (AP) — Over 1,000 people gathered in Daphne to remember 72-year-old Bailey Yelding, former mayor of Daphne who died at his home Tuesday after a battle with cancer.
WALA-TV (http://bit.ly/10TmEMR ) reports well-wishers gathered at the Daphne Civic Center Friday for Yelding's funeral.
Yelding — who was the first black mayor of Daphne — has also served as an assistant school principal and city councilman. He was a member of Macedonia Missionary Church and was buried at Macedonia Memorial Gardens.
Information from: WALA-TV, http://www.fox10tv.com/