Wilma Jean Yearwood, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 12, 2016, following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Yearwood was born on December 10, 1939, in Demorest, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Alice Ivester; father, Cager Ivester; grandson, Michael Garnett Yearwood; and granddaughter, Kathy Brooks Yearwood. Mrs. Yearwood was a loyal and dedicated employee of Carwood Manufacturing, until its closing, with 35 years of service. She then served 15 years with Community Bank and Trust. Mrs. Yearwood was a member of Demorest Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Garnett William Yearwood, Demorest; son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Catherine Yearwood, Demorest; sister, Judy Thomas, Turnerville; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Mary Lou Ivester, Turnerville; grandson and spouse, Johnny and Jennifer Yearwood and mother, Vickie Yearwood; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, December 16, 2016, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, Georgia, with Dr. Tom Mewborn officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the funeral home.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home & Crematory, North Chapel, 245 Central Avenue, Demorest, Georgia. 706-778-1700