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Barney Junior Yell, 80

Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 11:13 am

Barney Junior Yell, 80, of Whitwell passed away Sunday, July 16, 2023. He was preceded in death by his mother, Iva Loyd Hatfield Foust; father, Ben Yell; brother, Lloyd Yell.  Mr. Yell was retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. Mr. Yell also served in the United States Army and the National Guard.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 43 years, Henrietta Pickett Yell; two children, Gene (Margaret) Yell of Dunlap, Candice (Tommy) Deifenderfer of Soddy Daisy; siblings, Linda (Martin) Johnson and Ray (Rosa) Cartwright; grandchildren, Megan (Canyen) Cauble, Brittany (Jeff) Deifenderfer; great grandchildren, Audrey Cauble, Noah Cauble.

The funeral service was held Thursday, July 20 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jim Troyer officiating.  Interment at Pickett Cemetery in Whitwell. Military honors will be provided by Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Family would like to express their appreciation to Hearth Hospice Group for loving and caring for their family.

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Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

Marion Tribune – Aug. 3, 2023