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Obituaries

February 16, 2013

William “Bill” Yarbrough

— William Thomas “Bill” Yarbrough, 87, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital after living at Tut Fan Veterans Nursing Home. 

Born in Athens, March 23, 1925, he graduated from Athens High School where he was All-State in football and received a football scholarship to Auburn University, which he turned down to follow his high school coach to Tampa University. World War II interrupted his studies and he enlisted in the Marines and served in Guam. 

After being discharged in 1946, he returned to Athens and graduated from Athens College where he met his wife-to-be, Charlotte Anne Turner of Pinson.

He spent 57 years as an agent for New York Life until his retirement in 2012. During the 1950s and early ‘60s he also worked with his mother running Beasley Cotton Gin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Yarbrough Jr. and Mabel Beasley Yarbrough; and his sister, Martha Yarbrough Gray. 

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Turner Yarbrough; his son, Turner Yarbrough and wife Wanda Lou; daughters, Janis “Jesse” Coleman Yarbrough, Cindy Yarbrough Mayne and husband Bob; and grandchildren, Jennifer Yarbrough Dalton, Jessie Yarbrough Wallace, and William Turner “T.J.” Yarbrough. 

There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Athens City Cemetery.  Honorary pallbearers are Baxter Booth, Jack Hunter, Joel Davis, Karl Hildebrand, Charles Keith and Teddy Dillahey. 

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Humane Society.

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