Dorothy (McDuffie) Yarbrough Obituary

August 12, 1936 ~ December 31, 2023

87 Years Old


Dorothy McDuffie Yarbrough, 87, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away on December 31, 2023, in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born on August 12, 1936, in Garrison, Texas, to the late Jessie and Hester Watkins McDuffie. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 5, 2024, at Laird Funeral Home with Bro, Gerald Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Cold Springs Cemetery in Garrison, Texas. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Friday, January 5, 2024, at Laird Funeral Home in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Dorothy was born and raised in Garrison, Texas. She graduated from Garrison High School in 1954. Dorothy met Judge Jack Yarbrough after her first husband’s passing. The two were married in January of 1984. Dorothy and Judge Jack enjoyed square dancing in their younger years. Darling Dotty, as she was lovingly called by Judge Jack, took pride in cooking scrumptious meals for her family. She enjoyed sitting down with a good book when she had some downtime. Dorothy was a member of First Baptist Church in Garrison.

Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of almost 40 years, Judge Jack Yarbrough; son, Ronnie Bush and wife, Karen; stepson, Carl Yarbrough and wife, Amy; grandchildren, Leslie Hall and husband, Chad, Lauren Bush, and Jason Bush; step-grandchildren, Graham Yarbrough and wife, Kelsey, and Bo Yarbrough; great-grandchildren, Lakyn Hall and Cooper Hall; step-great-grandchildren, Elias Yarbrough, Anson Yarbrough, and June Yarbrough; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Joe Bush; son, James Max Bush, and stepdaughter, Karen Yarbrough; sisters, Ermmie and husband, Dewey Edwards, and Bessie and husband, Vernon Edwards.

Serving as pallbearers will be Graham Yarbrough, Bo Yarbrough, Ken Edwards, Judge Greg Sowell, Mike Johnson, Ron Collins, and Curtis Holman.

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