Mr. John L. Yarbrough died at his home in Covington on Wednesday evening, December 23rd, at 11:45 o’clock, of blood poison. He had been in poor health some time prior to his death, but appeared to be in his usual health until taken with the fatal illness a few days before his death. The funeral services were held at his late residence at 3 o’clock in the afternoon the day following his death, conducted by Rev. J. T. Myers, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Interment was at Munford cemetery immediately after the services. The pall bearers were his associates in the Enterprise Company, where he had been engaged as a clerk for many years.
Mr. Yarbrough was 57 years old and was born and reared in the vicinity of Covington. He was a life-long member of the Methodist church and took an active interest in the church and was one of the charter members of the Bible class and one of the captains. A modest, quiet man, none had aught to say against him. He rendered unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that belong to him.
He was twice married, his first wife died on Christmas day thirteen years ago. His second wife, who was Miss Bettie Turner, with two sons by his first marriage, Messrs Anderson Yarbrough, of Munford, and Sam Yarbrough, of this place, survive him. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Geo. Wortham, of this place, and Mrs. W. L. Smith, of the vicinity. Mr. Yarbrough had many friends who regret his passing away and sympathize with his family in their bereavement.
(The Covington Leader, Thursday, December 31, 1914)