2018-06-02 / Obituaries

James Oliver Yarbrough

MILTON — James Oliver Yarbrough, 82, of 12018 Broad Street, Milton, died Thursday, May 31, 2018.  Born in Caswell County, Mr. Yarbrough was the son of the late James Sidney and Sue Oliver Yarbrough.  Mr. Yarbrough was the former owner of Milton Tire Service and was a tobacco buyer for Leggit Myers, Thorp Greenville and Dibrell Brothers.  He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.  He was also a founding member and fireman for the Semora Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Milton Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Yarbrough is survived by his wife, Patsy Pulliam Yarbrough; two children, Susan Y. Turner, of Burlington and James Oliver Yarbrough, Jr., and wife Melissa, of Milton; one sister, Anne Y. Poole, of Milton; four grandchildren, Rick Jackson, Madison Turner, Brandon Yarbrough and Jade Morgan Yarbrough.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2018, at Milton Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Ryan Gabriel and the Rev. John Upton.

Burial will follow in the Cedars Cemetery.  Visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Sunday at Milton Presbyterian Church and at other times at the home.

Pallbearers, Jackson McSherry, Thomas Gilreath, Darrell Poole, Robert Brandon, Martin Daniel, William Vernon, Steve Vernon, and Butch Blackard. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Blackard, Lawrence “Taco” Smith, Linwood McGhee, Robbie Hill and Jimmy Harris. 

Memorials may be made to  Milton Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 17, Milton, NC, 27305 or Semora Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 54, Semora, NC, 27343 or Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington, NC 27215.

The family would like to express their thanks to Anne Scott, Cyndi Royster, and “Ball” Wilson for their love and support during Mr. Yarbrough’s illness along with Eric Hooks, who was like a son to Patsy and Oliver, for his guidance and continued support. 

Condolences may be sent at www.brooksandwhite.com.

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