31 Mar 1840 – 26 Feb 1924
Mr. John A. Yarbrough, a Confederate soldier and highly respected citizen of this city, on Tuesday morning at 8 o’clock, following an illness of about 10 days he died of pneumonia. His death followed that of his son Dr. L.A. Yarbrough which occurred on the previous Saturday. He was nearing his 85th birthday when the end came. Mr. Yarbrough was a native of this county, having been born and reared only a short distance from Covington. For about 40 years he made his home in Covington and was highly esteemed by those of his acquaintance.
He was a member of the Presbyterian church, a good and exemplary citizen. During the Civil War he enlisted in Forrest’s Cavalry, serving under the great Confederate leader the last two years of that struggle. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence on Maple street. L. J. Sherrill, assisted by Revs Hamilton and W. C. Kerr, conducted the services after which the remains were interred in Munford cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mollie Dagan Yarbrough. He is the grandfather of Mr. L. B. Yarbrough, of this city and Mrs. R. F. Ingram, Jr., of Atlanta Georgia.