Let the memory of Edwin be with us forever
  • 79 years old
  • Born on February 25, 1937 .
  • Passed away on March 12, 2016 .

Edwin Marsh Yarbrough, 79, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at his home.

A native of Person County, he was the son of the late Cyphers and Sarah Elizabeth Laws Yarbrough. He was retired from Athol Manufacturing as a shipping supervisor for over twenty-five years.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Creedmoor by Dr. Marc Tilley. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are his wife of fifty-four years, Josephine Champion Yarbrough of the home, a son, Edwin Rufus Yarbrough (Stephanie) of Youngsville, a daughter, Crystal Yarbrough Horton (Stephen) of Oxford, three grandsons, Edwin Mason Yarbrough, Nathaniel Tilley Yarbrough, Chase Tilley Yarbrough and a granddaughter, Zoe Tilley Yarbrough, a sister, Laverne “Cookie” Parrish (Vance) of Walkertown, two brothers, Franklin Yarbrough (Louise) of Roxboro, Wallace Yarbrough (Jewell) of Timberlake and a brother-in-law, Robert Wynn of Mebane. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Ann Wynn and Norma Jeanette Yarbrough and a brother James Madison Yarbrough.

Visitation will be held Monday evening March 14, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

Flowers accepted and/or memorials may be made to the “Haiti Mission” Fund c/o of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 745 Creedmoor, NC  27522.

He is with his Lord and Savior.

Posted by Jacquelyn Betts on 30th March 2016
Hi Jo, So sorry to learn of the loss of your dear husband. My thoughts and special prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Love, Jaci Betts
Posted by S Hill on 20th March 2016
Sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one. May the comforting promises from God ease your pain during this difficult time. One of which is found at Isaiah 25:8. There it says "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” Again, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
Posted by Mary Tripp on 15th March 2016
Hi Jo, My condolences go to you and your family in the passing of your husband. I am sure your love and devotion provided much peace and comfort to him as his health declined. It was a blessing that you were able to be there for him when he needed you the most. My prayer is that in the days, weeks and months ahead that you and your family will hold onto God's promise that "as your days, so shall your strength be" (Deuteronomy 33:25). From one home girl to another, peace and blessings, Love, Mary Tripp
Posted by Rita Horton on 15th March 2016
Sending love, hugs and prayers in this time of sorrow. Inky was a good friend to us and especially Larry. He will be greatly missed, but, we have the assurance of knowing we will see him again one day and he will be pain free. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn,for they shall be comforted. Psalm 34:18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Posted by Roxanne Ballard on 15th March 2016
No words, just thoughts of love for this wonderful God loving family. I will miss my neighbor of many years, stopping by to say hi while he sat in the back yard under the shade tree with Sunny, or watching while he worked in the yard and the garden, loving nature and his family, and the music you would play. Inky may you rest in peace, Thanks for the memories. I will forever remember you when my buttercups you gave me bloom every spring.
Posted by Ralph N on 15th March 2016
Dear Yarbrough family, I am sorry for your pain, and loss. You can find real comfort in what God has promised, such as in John 5:28,29 -He promises that he is going to resurrect all those who have ever died, back to life again here on earth. And all the things that cause us sorrow, pain, and even death, will be gone forever. You can read about this in Revelation 21:3,4, and 1 Corinthians 15:26. To learn more about God's promises, go to JW.org.
Posted by Bonnie Cheatham on 14th March 2016
Josephine, I am so sorry to hear of Inky's passing, I know you will miss him so much. Just keep the memories close at heart, he will always be with you. I will be praying for peace and comfort, he has gone on now with the many great old timers from Athol like my daddy Leo, what conversations they are having in heaven are priceless!!!
Posted by Virginia Faulk on 14th March 2016
Jo, so sorry to hear of Inky's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this time. Gary & Virginia Faulk
Posted by Tom Baucom on 13th March 2016
We are sorry to hear about Inky's passing. We want to pass our sympathy along to Josephine and the rest of the family.Miss seeing him and all the other old timers from Athol. Tom & Pat
Posted by Brenda Brogden on 13th March 2016
I am so sorry to hear about Inky. I know you will miss him. Cherish all of your wonderful memories. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Amy Greene on 13th March 2016
Sending Love and prayers to the entire Yarbrough family. He was a great man and may he rest in peace. Love, Amy, David, Rianne and Ryan Greene

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