Mrs. Emma Jean Kelley Yarbrough of Rum Road, Westville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. She was 71. Mrs. Yarbrough was born July 1, 1941, to the late J.D. "Buck" and Mamie Jackson Kelley. After 22 years of service she retired from Van Heusen as a sewing machine operator and later worked for the Opp News. She was a very loving and devoted mother, grandmother, aunt and sister. She was a member of Midway United Methodist Church.
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In addition to her parents her husband, Jerry Wayne Yarbrough; her brother, Charles Kelley; a niece, Wendy Thomas and her special friend, Minnie Crews, all preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Becky Hollobaugh (Jerry), Westville, and Lisa Sutherland (Jason), Coosada, Ala.; three sons, Lamar Yarbrough (Cindy), Bruce Yarbrough, all of Westville, and Michael Yarbrough (Connie), Yuma, Az.; a special lady whom she loved as one of her own daughters, Leslie Yarbrough, Swansboro, N.C.; three sisters, Christine Tyler (Tex), Andalusia, Ala., Sue Owens (Howard), Red Level, Ala. and Patsy George (Gene), Sanford, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Midway United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Burch and the Rev. James Lolley officiating. Mrs. Yarbrough was placed into the church one hour prior to service time. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be William Brewer, Roger Yarbrough, Eric Craft, Jarrett Yarbrough, John Commander, and Allen Russell.
Sorrells Funeral Home - Enterprise
4550 Boll Weevil Circle
Enterprise, AL 36330
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Nov. 14, 2012