(WEDOWEE) The funeral for James Garl Yarbrough, 76, of Wedowee will be Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Zenus Windsor officiating. Burial will follow at Clay County Memory Gardens.
Due to COVID-19, the family requires that everyone in attendance at the visitation and/or funeral wear a mask. Temperatures will be checked at the door. Thank you for understanding.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday.
Mr. Yarbrough died Tuesday, June 16, at his residence.
A Lineville native, Mr. Yarbrough was born June 17, 1943, the youngest of 12 children to Garl Driscal and Lois Virginia Padgett Yarbrough. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church and owned Morning Sun Nursery north of Wedowee. Mr. Yarbrough had a long and extinguished career before owning the nursery. He was a developer at Lockheed-Martin, built two golf courses in Georgia, and built apartments in Raleigh, N.C., and Wetumpka. Mr. Yarbrough was a member of the Nursery Association, was a Mason, and loved SEC football, especially the University of Alabama. Roll Tide!
Survivors include his wife, Elyse Aders Yarbrough of Wedowee; three children, Penny Garner (Bruce) of Winston, Ga., Joel Yarbrough (LiFeng) of Milpitas, Calif., and Dixie Jenkins (Jim) of Sharpsburg, Ga.; five grandchildren, Austin Garner, Caitlin Garner, Emily Jenkins, William Yarbrough and Davis Jenkins; three sisters, Vondell Fetner of Ashland, Margaret Spurlin of Roswell, Ga., and Vera Hayes of Dothan; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Yarbrough was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Nell Williams, Eloise Carmack, Elwanda Johnson and June Abbett; and four brothers, Paul, Clyde, George and Trent Yarbrough.
Pallbearers will be Austin Garner, Jim Jenkins, Brian Raughton, Larry Raughton, Regan Spurlin and Terry Raughton.
Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.