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Yesterday's Tennessee

From Lillye Younger, The History of Decatur County Past and Present (Southhaven, MS: Carter Printing Company, 1978).
Special thanks to Constance Collett for permission to make these web pages.

In Memory of Lillye Washburn Younger 1912-1998.


Chapter XIV

Leo Yarbro, born in Decatur County in 1918 is the son of Grover and Ethel Hutson Yarbro. He married Will E. Jennings, daughter of Ezra and Georgia Rains Jennings in 1941.

Will E. Jennings Yarbro was born in Decatur County, the grand daughter of W. P. and Rebecca Quinn Jennings and Dr. W. G. Rains and Jo Ann Parker Rains. She is a descendant of one of the oldest settlers in Decatur County, Balam Rains. She and her husband reside at the old homeplace, however the log house was blown away and a modern building erected. The old building was called, "A Fortress formed by freedom hands."

Leo Yarbro was assistant Postmaster of Parsons Postoffice for twenty eight (28) years, a position from which he retired. He is presently serving as City Administrator of Parsons.

He is a Methodist and has served as Trustee, Chairman of the official board, church treasurer, and many other places. A veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, he has served as Commander of Long-Ivey-Carrington V.F.W. for two terms. A member of the Parsons Lions Club, he is active in all Civic affairs.

The couple are the parents of two daughters and two grand children, Georgia who married Dave Pribonic and lives in Jacksonville, Florida, where she teaches in the school system and Joy who married Vernon Veazey. Joy is a teacher in the Parsons School System and Vernon is owner of the Sight and Sound Music Center. The couple have two children, Kimberly Lynn and Dustin Leo Veazey. Vernon is a disabled Vietnam Veteran.

Mr. and Mrs. Yarbro are both Methodist and Democrats.

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