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L.M. Yarbrough

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Funeral services for L.M. Yarbrough, 91, of Athens will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at First Baptist Church of Athens with Dr. Kyle Henderson and Dr. Bill Pemberton officiating.

Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery in Mabank with Bob Foster, Kellin White, Lynn Clark, Bobby Jackson and Larry Morgan serving as pallbearers. 

Visitation will be Saturday, March 1, from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.

Mr. Yarbrough died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Athens after having a stroke.

L.M. Yarbrough was born Sept. 7, 1922, in Miller Grove of Hopkins County, to Elmer and Ruby Vera Petty Yarbrough. 

He married Lucille Fern Turrentine on Jan. 10, 1948. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Yarbrough graduated from Miller Grove High School in 1941 and attended East Texas State College. He later finished his degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. 

Mr. Yarbrough joined World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, where he obtained the rank of master sergeant. He belonged to the Fighting 69th Regiment, where he worked at Headquarters Intelligence Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star for acts of heroism, acts of merit or meritorious service in a combat zone. 

After his service to his country, he began his working career at Katy Railroad, where he worked for 10 years. 

He then worked for Texaco Oil Company, where he retired after 28 years. 

Mr. Yarbrough was a member of First Baptist Church, where he served with his wife as Sunday school director and later attended the Andrews Sunday school class. He was a deacon emeritus.

Survivors include son David Yarbrough of Athens; and sisters-in-law Erma Turrentine, Evelyn Yarbrough and Johnnie Yarbrough.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; sister Delynn Long; and brothers T. E. Yarbrough, Jack Yarbrough and Cecil Yarbrough.

The online register can be signed at: carroll-lehr.com




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