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Paul G. Yarbrough, age 77, of Malvern passed away Thursday, February 14 at Mercy Hospital/Arkansas Hospice in Hot Springs.
He was born January 15, 1936, in Ashdown, AR to Sarah Elizabeth and Marvin J. Yarbrough. Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by his baby sister, Jo Marlin Yarbrough; brother, John W. Cockrell; and his first wife, Shirley Ann Yarbrough.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Carole Yarbrough; daughters, Belinda (Kevin) Jensen of Amity and Nanette (Don) Grigsby of Malvern; son, Toby (Stacey) Yarbrough of Newport News, VA; step-daughter, Kim (Barry) Jackson of Glasgow, KY; brother, Walter (Sharon) Yarbrough of Hot Springs; sister, Betty (Murl) Norton of Sheridan; sister-in-law, Barbara Cockrell of Hot Springs; grandchildren, Jeffery (Jennifer) Brown, Wonesday (Dean) Porter, Ann (Johnny) Fagan, John (Heather) Grigsby, Brandi (JR) Shepherd; step-grandsons, Jon (Tara) Barnes and Tyler Barnes; great-grandchildren, Trace And Rylee Jackson, Khylee and Bradley Fagan, Jayden Brown, Adylyn and Brooklyn Grigsby, Brayden Barnes and Baby Shepherd, due soon. Missing Paul very much are his beloved Hammer, Honey-Bun, Princess, and baby Barney. All four played a special part in his life. Although he fussed occasionally about his animals, he loved them unconditionally, as they loved him.
Paul was a Christian, having given his life to Jesus at an early age. He was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church. A wise chaplain told the family that we donâ€™t lose someone if we know where he is. We know that our Paul is in heaven with the angels, praising our Lord. Although we will miss Paul, he isnâ€™t lost to us. We have comfort in knowing that we will meet again. Paul was a graduate of Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, CA. He was employed as a civilian at Edwards Air Force Base. Upon returning to Arkansas, he worked as a crew chief for the Arkansas Highway Department. He retired as maintenance supervisor for the Malvern Housing Authority. He met his wife Carole at a gathering in Hot Springs. They quickly became friends, and eventually fell in love. Paul was very happy in his new life with his new wife. They had almost 20 blissful years together.
Visitation will be Monday, February 18 from 6:00-8:00pm at Regency Funeral Home in Malvern.
Funeral Service will be Tuesday, February 19 at 2:00pm at Regency Funeral Home with Brother John Horton officiating. Interment will be at Ouachita Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Barnes, J.R. Shepherd, Dean Porter, Johnny Fagan, John Grigsby, Jeffery Brown and Trace Jackson. Memorials can be made to the Gospel of Light Building Fund, 1585 Tanner Street, Malvern AR 72104.
Arrangements are by Regency Funeral Home. You may sign the guest book at regencyfuneralhome.com.