James  Yarbrough

Obituary of James Garl Yarbrough

**Due to COVID-19, the family requires that everyone in attendance at the visitation and/or funeral to wear a mask. Temperatures will be checked at the door. Thank you for understanding.** Funeral services for James Garl Yarbrough, age 76, of Wedowee will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 11:00 AM CST at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Zenus Windsor officiating. Burial will follow at Clay County Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00-7:00 PM on Friday, June 19, 2020. Mr. Yarbrough passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Elyse Aders Yarbrough of Wedowee; three children, Penny Garner (Bruce) of Winston, GA, Joel Yarbrough (LiFeng) of Milpitas, CA, 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. Pallbearers will be Austin Garner, Jim Jenkins, Brian Raughton, Larry Raughton, Regan Spurlin, and Terry Raughton. A Lineville, Alabama native, Mr. Yarbrough was born on 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, North Carolina, 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! 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.