YEARTY, John Fletcher JOHN FLETCHER YEARTY John Fletcher Yearty, of Temple, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 in a local hospital. He was born in Carroll County, August 3, 1927, son of the late U. A. Yearty and Cora Muse Yearty. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister; James Author, Clifton Henry and Roy Franklin Yearty, Sr., Bertie Casey; nieces, Debbie Yearty, Becky Yearty and Judy Yearty, all of Temple. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Marilyn Matthews Yearty; several nieces and nephews and their spouses, Cora and Gene Holloman, Sandra and John Stillwell, Sara and Gary Parrish, Roy Yearty, Jr., Gene Yearty, all of Temple and Dorothy Bortka of Mount Dora, FL. He served his country during the Korean War as Sergeant with the 23rd Combat Engineers. Mr. Yearty retired from Southern Bell with 31 years of service as Central Office Foreman. He served as Chairman of Board of Trustees with Christian City and on the Finance Committee, also active with all the Fall Festivals. Mr. Yearty served as Elder and Adult Sunday School teacher at the Ben Hill Christian Church, also the Liberty Christian Church in Temple. He and his wife were active with the Temple Senior Center delivering lunches to the shut-ins for several years and enjoyed visiting the shut-ins and taking Communion to them. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 1:00 until 3:00 PM. Services will be Sunday, May 11 at 3:00 PM from the chapel of Hightower Funeral Home with Minister Bill Gray, Mr. Phillip Wynne and Mr. Mark Matthews officiating. Music will be furnished by Homer and Linda McEwen. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, Johnny Johnson, Jimmy Defreese, Sean Bracknell, Seth Hobson, Richard Bracknell and Billy Bryant. Gene Yearty, Roy Yearty, Jr., Jim Defreese, Joe Couch, Allen West, G. C. Redding, Virgil Price and Wayne Tolbert will serve as honorary pallbearers. Interment will follow in Asbury Cemetery with Military Honors furnished by American Legion Post #143. Share your thoughts and memories in our guestbook at www.hightowerfuneralhome.com. Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 10, 2014
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