Thomas Stokes Yarborough ’46

Thomas Stokes Yarborough ’46, 91, died Oct. 10 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Americus, Ga. A native of Lexington, N.C., Yarborough lived most of his life in Albany. He graduated from Davidson, where he was president of Kappa Sigma and played basketball, baseball, and ran track. He was a WWII veteran, a Scoutmaster for Troop 106, and worked for Coats and Clark as a cost accountant in Albany. Yarborough was an avid golfer and sports fan. He was involved with officiating Georgia high school sporting events, mainly football. He was a charter member of Porterfield United Methodist Church and a member of the men’s Bible class. Yarborough was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Tanner Yarborough; his parents, Robert and Sue Yarborough; and one grandchild, Sarah Louise Yarborough. Survivors include two sons, Tommy Stokes Yarborough (Laura) and Cecil Tanner Yarborough (June); one daughter, Mary Joan Yarborough Morris (Curtis); one sister, Leah Yarborough Monk (Ridley); eight grandsons, Micah Yarborough, Andrew Yarborough, Peter Morris, Richard Morris, Matthew Morris, Joshua Yarborough, Daniel Yarborough, and Jacob Yarborough; and six great-grandchildren.