James Donald Yarbrough

June 30, 1957March 18, 2018
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James Donald Yarbrough "Donnie" died peacefully in Hospice Care on March, 18, 2018 in Waldorf, MD at the age of 60.

Donnie is survived by his wife: Zoe Yarbrough; children: Thomas and Christopher Yarbrough; Granddaughter: Anneliza Yarbrough; siblings: Ronnie (Sis) Yarbrough, Darrin (Michelle) Yarbrough of Selma Alabama; and numerous nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Winifred Yarbrough of Selma Alabama.

Donnie was born on June, 30, 1957 in Talladega Alabama to Thomas and Winifred Yarbrough. He graduated from Selma High School in 1975. After moving to Hampton Va. in 1978, Donnie began working for Zale Corporation as a Store Manager. He continued his life long career with Zale Corporation until he retired in 2014. He managed the Zale's Jewelers in Waldorf, MD for 24 years.

Donnie loved spending time with his family and friends. His granddaughter Annie was the light of his life. He was an avid Alabama football fan (Roll Tide!!!). His family and friends will always remember him as a great family man and a loving father.

A Celebration of life is scheduled for Friday March, 23, 2018 at Huntt Funeral Home in Waldorf, Md. Family will be receiving visitors at 1pm, with the service to follow at 2pm at the same location. Larry Kennell will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Donnie's life. The family would like to thank Hospice of Waldorf, Md. for their loving care and support.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Waldorf.


  • Visitation Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, March 23, 2018

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William Conlon

March 23, 2018

I am so sorry I couldn't make it.
My love and condolences to the whole family.
Donnie was a great friend and person. I will miss me dearly.

Christina Stovall

March 23, 2018

Donnie, Zoe, Tommy and Chris were my parent's neighbors/friends (Jim & Kay Allingham) in Waldorf for over 25 years. In turn, they became great friends of ours. Donnie and Jim would sit in their lawn chairs in the garage, smoking cigs and sipping their drinks. They enjoyed each others company and talked often and long. When my Mom was stricken with cancer 4 years ago, Donnie was eager to calm her fears. In fact, he was the last person to talk to her before she passed. I remember him telling Mom . . . It's ok to be at peace with the Lord. She passed 5 minutes later. Because of that, I'll always have a special place in my heart for Donnie. Donnie and Zoe have always been there for our family, especially the last 3-1/2 years after our Mom passed away and Jim had a difficult time with it. Donnie you are pain-free and in a peaceful place. Your will to live amazed everybody and showed what a strong person you were. I promised you, I'd look after Zoe ... Until we meet again dear friend.

Karen Peacock

March 22, 2018

Ricky and I are so sorry for your loss. I worked with Donnie at Zales here in Selma. Donnie fought this disease for many years. He was a strong person and no matter what he was going thru, whenever I saw pictures of him, there was a smile on his face. Prayers for all of you.

Donna Mendez

March 21, 2018

Sorry for yours and the familys loss. Donnie was a great guy and one of the hardest fighters I have ever meet. I am so happy that we got to enjoy our Christmas parties and other social functions together. You beautiful lady are a rock, strong and couragous. No wonder he fought so hard to stay with you. he told me once that you and Annie were truly the loves of his life. everyone I think knew that. Rest in peace my friend, and love to you Zoe

Cathy Dodson

March 21, 2018

Our hearts are breaking for Zoe and the rest of the family. We will miss Donnie -he had that good ole southern charm and a smile for everybody he would meet.

Love, Cathy and JD Dodson

Karen Frost

March 20, 2018

I was so very sorry to hear about the loss of Donnie. We attended grade school together in Selma, Alabama. He was a very good friend of my brother in law, Stanley Frost many years ago. I hope through your grief you will find many memories that will make you smile and comfort your heart! Prayers for all of you through this very sad time in your lives. May God keep you close and ease your pain.

Carlotta Detre

March 20, 2018

Wherever a beautiful soul has been,there is a trail of beautiful memories.As I was reading this today I recall the great memories of the times spent on our grandparents farm .❤️