Sewing 19

Willie Mae Yarbrough Burke

April 19, 1935 ~ July 20, 2019 (age 84)



Willie Mae Yarbrough Burke, age 84, died Saturday, July 20, 2019 at her residence under the care of Comfort Care Hospice.

Mrs. Willie Mae was born April 19, 1935 to the late William Henry Varnadore and the late Etta Mae Cain Varnadore. She was a seamstress and a member of Friendship Congregational Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Yarbrough, Lem Branch, and Nathan Burke, and a grandson, Kelly Chancey.

Survivors include her daughters and a son-in-law, Kathy Chancey, Karen & Joey Swain, and Angelisa Hodges all of Baxley; brothers, Curtis Varnadore of Eustis, FL, Dr. Elmer Varnadore of Elizabethtown, KY, Carlton John Varnadore and Talmadge Varnadore both of Baxley, and Billy Varnadore of Lakeland, FL; grandchildren, David & Melinda Chancey, Justin Swain, Lance & Amanda Swain, Katie Hodges & Lisa Chancey; great grandchildren, Aubree Swain, Eli Swain, Cooper Swain, Madison Chancey, Abby Chancey, Beau Chancey, & Emily Chancey.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 22, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Swain Funeral Home with Rev.Wayne Williamson, Rev. Fred Anderson, & Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Zoar Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Justin Swain, Lance Swain, Eli Swain, David Chancey, Beau Chancey, & Duane Varnadore.

Honorary pallbearers will be all friends in attendance of the funeral service.

Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Swain Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.



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July 21, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapel of Swain Funeral Home
1632 Hatch Parkway North
Baxley, GA 31513

Funeral Service
July 22, 2019

11:00 AM
Chapel of Swain Funeral Home
1632 Hatch Parkway North
Baxley, GA 31513

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