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Anderson Co., TX - Jan 2004: John Robinson Yarbrough

Palestine, TX Newspaper

Services for John R. Yarbrough, Jr. 65, of Runaway Bay and formerly of Palestine, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bailey and Foster Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Caskey officiating. Burial will follow in Muse Cemetery under the direction of Bailey and Foster.

Mr. Yarbrough died Tuesday at his residence.
He was born Dec. 5, 1938 in Anderson Co. to Mr and Mrs. John Robinson Yarbrough.

Mr.. Yarbrough graduated from Palestine High School in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army, and was a Baptist. He worked for the Palestine Police Department for 19 years, and as an investigator for the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice for 10 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Yarbrough is survived by his wife, Neva Fletcher Yarbrough of Runaway Bay; sons, John Yarbrough of Jacksonville, Tony Yarbrough of Houston and Craig Fletcher of Jacksonville; daughter Cristi May of Lindale; six grandchildren; sisters, Johnnie Hinson of Grapeland and Dorothy Rothernel of Crockett; two nieces; and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ken Buchanan, Jessie Foster, Howard May, Max Threadgill, Donny Tucker and Marshall Tucker.   Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Smith and Johnny Foster.

Condolence calls will be received from 5 to 7 pm tonight at the funeral home.

Received from Judy Mount - Jan 20, 2004
Notes: I am remiss in not noticing that this obit was not dated. I believe the day of the funeral was Friday, January 2, 2004.   I had read the notice in the paper ( the name catching my attention) and was out front in my yard when the procession came by my house.   I remembered the funeral was to be that day and stopped what I was doing in respect.   I felt I had represented all of us Yarbrough family members.   I'll find out the correct date of this funeral and post it.   J

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