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Ann McDonald Yarboro

February 1, 1932 — October 27, 2022


Ann McDonald Yarboro

Ann McDonald Yarboro, age 90, of Greensboro, formerly of Star, passed away on October 27, 2022 at Carriage House Senior Living in Greensboro.

Ann was born in Cameron, NC on February 1, 1932, to Daniel and Annie Boggs McDonald.  Ann had a twin brother, Dan McDonald and when she was 4 years her father passed away, leaving her mother to raise them during the depression, by herself, working in the school cafeteria.  She worked for local neighbors priming tobacco and harvesting crops.  Ann was proud of her hometown of Cameron, which was the "dewberry capitol of the world". She graduated from Cameron High School as class Valedictorian.  She raised her first son, Steve by herself for the first year, while her husband served in the Korean War.  Ann opened her home to many relatives over the years as a place to live during tough times and illness.  She worked for over 40 years at Wesley Long Hospital, beginning as a Switch Board Operator and retired as a Business Office Manager. She enjoyed growing flowers, ceramics, making cards and especially "coloring", where she always "stayed in the lines".

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Stephen Yarboro; son Timothy Yarboro; sisters Carrie Belle Daughtery and Mary Thomas; brothers E.B. McDonald, J.D. McDonald, John McDonald and Dan McDonald; grandson T.J. Yarboro.

She is survived by her sons, Steve Yarboro (Pam) and Ken Yarboro (Janie); grandchildren Dale Yarboro, Bryan Yarboro, Jessica Yarboro (Lea) and McKenzie Yarboro.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Allen Family Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Reynolds officiating.

Memorials can be made in Ann's memory to AuthoraCare Hospice, 2500 Summit Ave. Greensboro, NC 27405.

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The Yarboro family is being served by Phillips Funeral Home in Star.

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