Agnes Elizabeth Best Yost
Agnes Elizabeth Best Yost
  • December 5, 1920 - October 31, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Mrs. Agnes Elizabeth Best Yost, 97, of 233 Springmoor Drive, died October 31, 2017. She was born November 5, 1920, in Warsaw, NC, the daughter of the late Annie Carroll Best and Claude Burbank Best.

She was preceded in death by her husband of years, William John Yost, in 2010; and her sister, Mrs. Ruth Best Gatling of Rocky Mount, NC; brothers, Claude Burbank Best and Robert Carroll Best, both of Warsaw, NC.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews, Betsy Gatling Godwin, Shirley Best Byrd, Robert Carroll Best Jr., Judy Gatling Morgan, Joan Best Jones, Donald Burbank Best, Linda Best Trujillo, Libby Best Waller, and Michael Guy Best.

Mrs. Yost received the B.A. degree, Magna Cum Laude, in both English and Music from Atlantic Christian College, now Barton College, in 1941. She taught at Charles L. Coon High School in Wilson for five years. In 1956 she received the M.A. degree in English from the University of Houston. She taught and later served as department chairman in the Houston Independent School District for a number of years and as an English instructor at the University of Houston. With her husband she wrote the history of the South Main Baptist Church of Houston, TX, To God Alone Be The Glory. 1903-1978.

After retiring to Raleigh in 1980, Mrs. Yost became a member of the Hayes Barton Baptist Church and served as a teacher of children and adults. She wrote the history of the Women's Missionary Union of the Baptist Association, And Greater Works, 1886-1986. Mrs. Yost was a member of the Stratford Book Club for twenty-seven years and as club historian she authored, The History of the Stratford Book Club, 1927-1992.

A memorial service conducted by Dr. David Hailey will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Hayes Barton Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor.

Interment will be private at Oakwood Cemetery.

The family would like to especially thank the amazing caregivers for their loving care over the last 7 years; Editha Adams, Ope Rose, Alice Mukundente and Cathy Barfield; and the staff at Springmoor.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hayes Barton Baptist Church, 1800 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27608.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's Street Raleigh.