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Raymond “Butch” Yarbrough

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Raymond “Butch” Yarbrough, 75, of Albany, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Lee County Health and Rehab.His funeral service will be Saturday 11 AM at Sherwood Baptist Church with interment at 2:30 in Hillcrest Cemetery in Sylvester.  Rev. Tom Pollock and Rev. Darrell Joiner will officiate.

A native of Douglas, Mr. Yarbrough worked for Brooks Auto Parts for 49 years and retired as the manager. He was affectionately known as "Mr. NAPA" by his many customers.  He was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church and loved to work in the yard and do woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Alma Yarbrough and his first wife, Betty Jean Thompson Yarbrough.

Survivors include his wife Pam Tison Yarbrough, Albany;daughter Toni B. Smith (Eddie), Lee County; grandchildren, Tison Smith and Rees Smith; sisters, Joann Newell (Gerald), Lynn Worth (Buddy), both of Douglas; nephews Keith Newell and Adam Cato (Leigh), and niece Lacey Black.

The family will receive friends Saturday one hour prior to service in the Atrium at Sherwood Baptist Church.

Those desiring please make memorials to Meet The Need, c/o Sherwood Baptist Church, 2201 Whispering Pines Rd, Albany, GA 31707.

To sign our online registry, or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews’ website at

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