Barbara J. Yarbrough

June 23, 1945May 8, 2013
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Barbara J. Yarbrough, 67, went home to be to be with her Lord and savior May 8, 2013, after a brave and valiant battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her devoted husband, Ron Yarbrough and her family. She was under the care of Big Bend Hospice for the final stages of her life.

Barbara was born June 23, 1945, in Panama City, Florida, and she has lived in Tallahassee since a young child. She graduated from Florida High and went on to have a career of nearly fifty years as a comptroller in the Tallahassee Hotel Industry. She worked at the round Holiday Inn for seventeen years. She joined her husband for 25 years at the Radisson Hotel and later the Duval Hotel. Barbara enjoyed the beach, fishing, traveling and cruising.

She was loved and respected by hundreds of employees in the hotel industry. Every hotel owner and all the employees she worked with said she was the best.

She is survived by two sons, Orris (Tad) Herring and his wife Brenda of Havana and John Herring and his wife Julie of Australia; four grandchildren, Damon, Mathew, Reese and Susan Herring; one great granddaughter, Bella. Other survivors include Kim and Josh Connel of Thomasville and two grandchildren Sara and Eli Connel. There are also several aunts and uncles in the Tallahassee area. She was a loving and caring mother to all her family.

She is predeceased by her parents, John Henry and Ruby Williams.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home Riggins Road Chpel. Graveside funeral services will be held 3:00 PM at Roselawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida., 32308


  • Visitation Saturday, May 11, 2013
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 11, 2013

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NinaSueAverett Armstrong

May 28, 2013


Sorry to learn of the death of your wife. It is sad to learn that a classmate's spouse has passed away. I will be thinking and praying for you during this very sad time.

Linda Taylor

May 12, 2013

My heart is heavy with the passing of such a beautiful,wonderful soul such as Barbra's. I will miss you greatly.

May 11, 2013

John & Julie, Tad & Brenda - Our thoughts and prayers are with your families. Your mother was a beautiful woman and she raised 2 of the finest men I know. Heaven has a wonderful angel looking down on you now. Gene & Glenda Ricks, Crawfordville, FL.

May 11, 2013

Dear John and Tad, Linda and I are so sorry to find out about your Mom. She was so much fun to be with. I loved to see her try to keep up with you boys. If I can do anything for you guys, just speak the word.
Tom and Linda Harmon, Monticello, Florida

Darlysa Westley

May 11, 2013

Barbara will always be a cherished jewel in my heart. She, along with others, made my time at Hotel Duval a loving and memorable experience. She was always a listening ear and supporter whenever we needed it. I will miss her dearly and am praying for her family in this time of bereavement.

Friends and Family Hotel Duval

May 10, 2013

It is with heavy heart that I type this on behalf of Barbara's Hotel Duval family.

Barbara was our calming influence during times of chaos. She was our rock when the foundation was shaky. She was our historian when we needed answers.

She was mentor, smiling face, sage advisor, comforter and most of all trusting friend.

Everything we do at Hotel Duval will always be inspired by Barbara's positive influence and outlook.

It is truly difficult to commit to words how much she will be missed.

Miss B, we love you and we pledge to always take great care of Ron...

Lynelle Herring

May 10, 2013

There are so few people like Barbara. She was caring, kind, beautiful and worked hard at everything she did. We could all learn a lot from this wonderful person. You are all in my prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Barbara Orth

May 10, 2013

Dear Ronnie,
Barbara was an amazing lady. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.

Barbara Maner Orth

Steve Adams

May 10, 2013

Barbara was one of the kindest, sweetest souls I have ever met. She brightened each and every day at Hotel Duval and I am honored to have met her and to have her on our team. I am sure she is in a much better place and I send my heartfelt condolences to her family. She will be greatly missed!!

Gigi Vied

May 10, 2013

Julie and John I'm so sorry for your loss. Prays for you and your family.