November 24, 1913 ~ October 26, 2006
Born in: Wilmington, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Elliott Alexander Yarbrough, 92, of Salola St., Asheville, died Thursday, October 26, 2006, at Pisgah Manor Health Care Center. Mr. Yarbrough was born in Wilmington, and had been a resident of Buncombe Co. since 1935. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Lucille Rice Yarbrough, who died in 2005. Mr. Yarbrough was a 22 year US Army veteran, and worked for 12 years in the Merchant Marine Corps. He more recently worked as a security officer at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals. He was a mason. He is survived by his daughter, Terry Honeycutt and husband Ron, of Candler; sons, Gene Yarbrough and wife Shirley, of Wilmington, and Charles Yarbrough and wife Shirley, of Roaring River, NC; eight grandchildren; Tim, Scot, Tracy, Beverly, Pam, Donna, Mark and Vicki, 14 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. with the Rev. Dr. Joe Yelton officiating. Interment will follow at Ashelawn Gardens. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Terry: So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad but know this has been a long, slow struggle and he is better off – much more than any of us.
I saw how you cared for your Dad coming every morning and taking the time to feed him and make sure he was fed. Have enjoyed talking to you while visiting my Dad. Will be praying for you and your family. Calvin Shope Family.
Terry, Ron and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. May God Bless and keep you.