January 28, 1938
ACCIDENT VICTIM IS FIRST THIS YEAR
Mrs. Yarbrough Killed Near Here Saturday
"And Sudden Death" was reenacted Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
when Mrs. Walter Yarbrough, 65-year-old resident of Gordonville, was instantly
killed in a car-truck collision two miles north of Whitesboro. The
first accident victim of the year in this vicinity. Mrs. Yarbrough
suffered a broken neck and her head was partly severed from her body.
Funeral services were held at the Gordonville Baptist church at
3 p.m. Sunday, conducted by the Rev. L.R Lamb, pastor of the Calvary Baptist
church in Denison. Interment followed in the Dixie cemetery.
A party of three, including the deceased, Mr. Yarborough, and a
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Virgil Yarbrough, was en route to Dallas, with Mr.
Yarbrough driving the car, a Christmas present from their children. The
Yarbrough automobile collided head-on with a truck loaded with feed driven
by Wade Williams of Dexter.
Accompanying Mr. Williams were W.H. Williams and L.B. Barnes, also
of Dexter, both of whom were uninjured. The vehicles were badly damaged.
Mr. Yarbrough suffered cuts, bruises, and possibly internal injuries.
Mrs. Virgil Yarbrough escaped with minor injuries.
Mrs. Yarbrough was born April 9, 1878, in Indiana. She came
to Texas with her parents at the age of nine. They located in Ellis
county. In 1884 she was married to Mr. Yarbrough. They had
been residents in the Gordonville community for about 10 years.
Survivors are her husband; two sons, W.R. and V.C. Yarbrough of
Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Roy Story, Mrs. G.W. Wallace, and Miss Agnes
Yarbrough of Dallas, and five grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Effie Scarberry
of Wilson, Okla., who is a twin sister of the victim, and Mrs. Bessie Clancy
of Dallas; and
her mother, Mrs. Manda Scarberry of Hobart, Okla.