Sunday, October 25, 2020
88.1 F
Ocala

Mattie “ Willene” Yarbrough

Mattie “ Willene” Yarbrough

Mattie “ Willene” Yarbrough, 79 of Ocala, FL passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 surrounded by her family. Willene was born December 29, 1940 in MacClenny, FL to Edward and Neila Crews. She moved to Ocala with her Husband and children in 1962. She was a loving wife to her husband Ray for 59 years. A Wonderful mother, “Nana”, and great “Nana”. She loved spending time with her family and friends on their many outdoor adventures, Skiing, Hunting, Fishing and Gambling (At which she was always luckier than most). She will be truly missed by all.

Willene was predeceased by her Husband Ray in 2017, and grandson Kyle Vandeven in 2016. She is survived by her children, Terry Yarbrough, Debbie (Slade) Roddenberry and Dean-o (Shantel) Yarbrough. 7 grandchildren: Kristen (Drew), Shannon (Matt), Jesse (Brittany), Huston (Kayla), Jake (Hannah), Mallory (Reed), and Meggie, 5 great grandchildren; Abby, Kayleigh, Mason, Emma, and Addison, and her sister Barbara (Richard) Amos.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Willene on Thursday, August 13th at 10:00 AM at Highland Memorial Park in Ocala. 1515 NE 3rd St. Ocala, FL Social Distancing required please. In Lieu of Flowers the family request donations to be made to Church of Hope 3233 SE Maricamp Rd, Suite 300, Ocala, FL 34471 or charity of your choice in her memory.

Arrangements are being handled by Heirs-Baxley Funeral Services 910 SE Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470.

Photos in Ocala, Florida

Crime

Ocala man jailed after fight with man he says stole money and gun

An Ocala man is accused of beating up a man he claims stole money and a gun out of his room.

Ocala woman nabbed after scratched-up juvenile daughter calls for help

An Ocala woman found herself behind bars Monday night after her scratched-up juvenile daughter claimed she was attacked.

Belleview man popped for DUI while searching for phone

A Belleview man who caused a disturbance at a home while looking for his phone was arrested on a DUI charge recently.

Ocklawaha man nabbed on DUI charge after traffic stop on E. Hwy. 40

An Ocklawaha man found himself behind bars late Wednesday night after being stopped for a traffic violation on E. Hwy. 40 by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy.

Business

One Plant opens first medical marijuana dispensary, Ocala’s fifth overall

One Plant, a Marijuana Medical retail provider, has opened its first medical marijuana dispensary in East Ocala, which moves the city's overall number to five. 

Boulevard Market Ocala bringing new life, flea market to shuttered location

Boulevard Market Ocala, a flea market that will showcase local vendors, is looking to breathe new life into a shuttered location. 

Ruby Tuesday adds to growing list of closures along State Road 200

Ruby Tuesday recently closed the doors on its Ocala location, adding to a list of national companies with local closures along State Road 200 that dates back nearly a year.

Sovereigns and Scoundrels opening in former Doc of Rock location in downtown Ocala

Sovereigns and Scoundrels will open its doors at the former Doc of Rock location in downtown Ocala next week.

Subscribe for email updates

* indicates required

Headlines

Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham killed in plane crash near Dunnellon

Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham was killed in a plane crash late Sunday morning.

Ocala man jailed after fight with man he says stole money and gun

An Ocala man is accused of beating up a man he claims stole money and a gun out of his room.

Ocala woman nabbed after scratched-up juvenile daughter calls for help

An Ocala woman found herself behind bars Monday night after her scratched-up juvenile daughter claimed she was attacked.

Belleview man popped for DUI while searching for phone

A Belleview man who caused a disturbance at a home while looking for his phone was arrested on a DUI charge recently.

More headlines