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Vivian Yarbrough

April 24, 1929 — February 24, 2017

Vivian Yarbrough, 87, a resident of Athens, TN, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 in a local hospital after a lengthy illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Athens except for a few years when she lived in Florida.  She was a member of Christ Community Church.  She was the proprietor Country Décor and the Cottage Antiques and Collectibles and was a long time member of the Athens Garden Club.  In her younger years, she was a contributor to the The Daily Post-Athenian newspaper.  She was a delightful, friendly woman who loved and served her husband and family.  She enjoyed taking them camping and hiking across the United States.  She never met a stranger.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, John Sherrod Yarbrough; parents, Floyd Dexter Webb and Brucie Mae Small Webb; and sister, Virginia Jane Webb Henry.


She is survived by three children, Floyd Lindsey Yarbrough and wife Sheila of Athens, John Sherrod Yarbrough and wife Niki of McMinn County; and Phyllis Jane Rogers and husband Randy of Riceville; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one brother, Floyd Dexter Webb.


Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Etowah Cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.


We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Yarbrough family guestbook at


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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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