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Joan Yarbrough

November 21, 1939 — March 30, 2011

Mrs. Joan Yarbrough, 71, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at OCH Regional Hospital in Starkville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 2nd, at Whitehall United Methodist Church with Rev. Stacy Parvin officiating. Interment will be in Whitehall Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Friday at Porter Funeral Home. Mrs. Yarbrough was born November 21, 1939, in Louisville. She was the owner of Joan’s Foliage, and a member of Whitehall United Methodist Church, where she played the piano for 60 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Elbert McGahey and Annie Lou Dempsey. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Yarbrough of Louisville; one daughter, Susan (John) Dempsey of Louisville; one son, Bob Yarbrough of Knoxville, TN; a sister, Becky Eaves of Louisville; 5 grandchildren, Eric (Angel) Whitehead, Leslie Whitehead and fiancé Lenny Boatner, Jack Dempsey, Hannah Yarbrough, and Haley Yarbrough; 4 great grandchildren, Tanner Carr, Beau Carr, Anna Grace Whitehead, and Taylor Luke Whitehead. Memorials may be made to Whitehall Cemetery Fund, 5730 Hwy 14 W, Louisville, MS 39339. Pallbearers will be John Dempsey, Jack Dempsey, Lenny Boatner, Dr. Steven Yarbrough, Eric Whitehead, Tanner Carr, and Chuck Eaves. Honorary Pallbearers will be Allen Watts, Richard Woodward, Garvin Whitten, Frank Higgason, Jerry Pearson, Tim Eaves, and Dalton Hartness.
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