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Floyd "Birdie" Lindsey Yarbrough

March 31, 1947 — March 23, 2019

Floyd "Birdie" Lindsey Yarbrough

FLOYD LYNN "BIRDIE" YARBROUGH,  age 71 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn. and  a son of the late John Sherrod and Vivian Rose Webb Yarbrough. He was an Iron Worker and had worked for several companies traveling to many locations. He was a member of Eastanelle Baptist Church. He was a member of the VFW and was a "Sea Bee" serving in the U. S. Navy in Vietnam.

Survivors include:

  • Wife of 20 years: Sheila Drake Yarbrough of Athens, Tenn., 
  • Son and Daughter-in-law: Bruce and Renee Yarbrough of Cleveland, Tenn.,
  • Daughter and Son-in-law: Shelly and Tim Morgan of Etowah, Tenn.
  • Son: Todd Appleton of Athens, Tenn.,
  • Brother and Sister-in-law: John and Nikki Yarbrough of Athens, Tenn., 
  • Sister: Phyllis Rogers of Athens, Tenn.
  • His best friend, his dog  "Raleigh" 
  • 6 Grandchildren 
  • 2 Great Grandchildren,
  • Several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Coleman officiating.

Interment will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Etowah City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Gary Thryhal, Braeden Morgan, Dexter Yarbrough, Greysun Appleton, Tim Morgan, and Scott Yarbrough.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 Tuesday in the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.

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