In Memory of Mayor Bailey Yelding Jr.
On January 22, 2013, the community of Daphne lost their leader, Mayor Bailey Yelding Jr, who passed away at his home following a hard fought battle with Cancer. He was 72. Mayor Yelding was a native of Daphne. Born November 18, 1940 and raised in Daphne, he was a lifelong resident, educator, coach, administrator and city councilman. He was a faithful and dedicated member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Mayor Yelding was also a graduate of Baldwin Country Training School, and the Alabama State University where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Daphne Alumni Chapter.
He will be missed by all including friends, family, church family, fraternal brothers, colleagues, and the citizens of Daphne that he lived his life for.