June 29, 1936 - February 8, 2018
Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Pamela Pennington Yarbrough, 81, who entered into rest on Thursday, February 8, 2018, will be conducted at 1 o’clock on Sunday, February 11, 2018, in Magnolia Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Kevin Walters will officiate. The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.
Pamela was the eldest child of the late Leon Carl Pennington, Sr. and Mildred Christine Ingram Pennington. She was a 1954 graduate of Hartsville High School. She attended Salem College and graduated from Coker College with a degree in Elementary Education. She was a member of West Hartsville Baptist Church.
She owned the Pam Pennington School of Dance for many years until she married the late George William Yarbrough, Jr. Pam was a stay-at-home mother until her sons attended school. She then pursued her calling by teaching Elementary Education, serving several generations of Hartsville families. Her outgoing personality and smile were contagious to all that she encountered. She loved books and children, often gifting her book collection to those she loved. She enjoyed spending time with friends and playing bridge. And she never left home without her beloved Pepsi. This sparked her nickname, Peppi.
Surviving are her sons George William Yarbrough, III; Carl Alexander Yarbrough (Wendy); sister Kaye Pennington McElveen; brother Leon Carl Pennington, Jr. (Michele); grand-daughters Carley Elizabeth Yarbrough and Kaitlyn Lorene Yarbrough; and her beloved nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to West Hartsville Baptist Church, 1003 W. Home Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550, or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Box 41831, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.