Virginia Bell Clem Yarbrough
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 3:14 pm
Completed arrangements are being announced for Virginia Bell (Clem) Yarbrough, 79, of Union City, who died Nov. 8, 2011, at her home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kenny Locke officiating. Burial will follow in East Side Cemetery in Martin. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. tonight (Thursday) and from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of services Friday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Ken Courtright, Kevin Courtright, Norman Maynard, Steve Fowler, Sam Turner and Lewis Byassee.
The family requests that memorials be made to Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Union City, Union City First United Methodist Church’s Joy Ringers handbell choir or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
She was born Aug. 10, 1932, in Veto, Ala., daughter of the late Mabron Pierce and Emma Christine (Lively) Clem. She married Claude Yarbrough Jr. Dec. 20, 1950. He died April 1, 2010.
Mrs. Yarbrough graduated from the former Martin High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin.
She had been employed at the former Milner Insurance Agency in Martin and she later owned the former Sharon Insurance and Real Estate Agency as a licensed insurance agent.
She was a member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church and Pleasant Valley Family and Community Education Club and was a 50-year-plus member of the Bob Reavis chapter of Order of the Eastern Star in Martin.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jenny K. and Ken Courtright of Union City; two grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin and Leigh Courtright of Rives and Carey Ann and Sam Turner of Antioch; four great-grandchildren, Kayla Courtright and Cady Wheeler, both of Union City, and Lilly Grace Courtright and Layton Allen Courtright, both of Rives; her sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Norman Maynard of Martin; her brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Judy Clem of Eads; four nieces; and her nephew.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Mabron W. “Sonny” Clem; and twin siblings who died at birth.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.