Viola Wright Yarborough

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Pinehurst, NC
Viola Wright Yarborough, age 95 of Linden Rd., died Monday, (February 4, 2008) at the home of her daughter Jean Y. Prickett in Carthage.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A. M. Friday at the Carthage United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Chuck Plowman. Burial will follow in the Raeford Cemetery, Raeford, NC.
A native of Raeford, she was a daughter of the late Pleas H. and Frances Caroline Wright. She was preceded in death by: her husband of 62 years Loney W. Yarborough; three sisters Willie Norcross, Carrie and Florene Wright; four brothers Hall, P. H., Pierce and Bruce Wright. "She dearly loved her Lord and family and was known to everyone as "Granny", said a family member.
She is survived by: three daughters Florene Y. Craft and husband Bobby of New Braunfels, TX, Barbara Cortez Southers and husband Richard of San Antonio, TX and Jean Y. Prickett and husband Tommy of Carthage; a son William "Buddy" Yarborough and wife Sonja of Maxton, NC; seven grandchildren: David "Jeff" Craft and Bobby "Bobo" Cooke both of Carthage, Bobby Craft and Cindy Craft both of New Braunfels, TX, Peter Cortez, Deborah Cortez and Christine De La Fuente-Cortez all of San Antonio, TX; step-granddaughters Lyn Austin of Seven Lakes, NC and Kathy Prickett of Carthage, a step-grandson T. T. Prickett, III of Raleigh; nine great-grandchildren William, Christopher and Noah De La Fuente-Cortez, Sarah Cortez and George Peter Cortez II all of San Antonio, TX, Nicole and Danielle Craft of New Braunfels, TX, Katy Craft and Zachery Cooke both of Carthage, NC; four step-great grandchildren Maggie and Marshall Osborne both of New Braunfels, TX, Jeff Maness of Carthage, NC and Nichole Prickett of Blacksburg, VA; one great-great -grandchild Emmalee Wetz of New Braunfels, TX.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 —8:00 P.M. Thursday at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage and at other times at the home of Jean and Tommy Prickett, 436 Niagara-Carthage Rd., Carthage.
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  1. Ralph Nannola
    3504 Lownwood Way
    Raleigh, NC 27616
    Sorry to hear of your loss, I just wanted to share with you something that gives many people comfort at a time like this.
    First to know that when some

  2. Our deepest sympathy to the family. I enjoyed many a fine time at Viola\’s table in my youth. Her coconut cakes were magnificient. I\’ll always remember her Christmas baking. I\’d never seen so many cakes at one time. Best, Sue

  3. David,
    We wish to extend our condolences to you and your family. God be with each and everyone.
    Our thoughts are with you,
    Murray & Tricia

  4. Please extend my sympathy to Florene,Barbara,Jean & Buddy and their families. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. My Mother Evelyn Wiseman sends her respects also. She used to work with Viola many years ago,I think it was

  5. Dear Jean and Tommy,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was such a beautiful women even at 95. It was always a joy to see her on my visits to Carthage. She was such a social person.
    It is sad no matter what age we are

  6. Tommy,
    Please express my belated, sincere condolences to Jean. I am sorry I couldn\’t make it to the visitation or funeral service.
    I enjoyed spending time with Granny at dinner in Southern Pines last year. She was a sweet lady.

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