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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • James Horton 'Jimbo' Yell

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  • DAVIS — Celebration of Life services for James Horton "Jimbo" Yell, 75, of Lone Grove is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Green Hill Cemetery in Davis, with his stepson, Danny Eaves speaking. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
    Jimbo was born October 1, 1937, at Ardmore, to the late James Gordon Yell and Nellie Mozelle (Horton) Yell. He departed this life Monday, May 6, 2013, at his home in Lone Grove.
    Jimbo attended school at Lone Grove graduating from there in 1955. He then attended Murray State College in Tishomingo for one year. He and the former Mary Kathern Raper were united in marriage on October 20 of 2001.
    Jimbo served as a Carter County Reserve Officer under Sheriff Robert Denney from 1980 to 1994. He was a 49-year Mason and Shriner and was always a cowboy at heart. He enjoyed all the things of owning and operating his own ranch, raising cows and riding horses. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved attending rodeos. Anyone who knew Jimbo will remember him as a person whose word was his bond. He was baptized at the Methodist Church of Ardmore.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Nellie; and a son-in-law, Robert Owens.
    Survivors include wife, Mary of the home; son, Jimmy Yell and wife, Elizabeth of Godley, Texas; grandson, Grady James Cole Yell of Godley, Texas; step-grandchildren, Brayson and Taylor Martin of Godley, Texas; stepchildren, Danny Eaves and wife, Dawn of Oklahoma City, Sherry Owens of Tulsa, and Brenda Tanner and husband, Wendell of Austin, Texas; sister, Betsy Harris Tackett and husband, Ken of Ardmore; niece, Laurel Monroe; nephews, Brian and Stephen Harris; great-nephews, Jerry and Sam Harris, Ian and Grayson Campbell and Micray and Hunter Ratliff; great-niece, Abbey Harris; seven step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and friends, Shiloh Butts, Randy and Kari Johnson, Don and Tracy McManus, Johnny Bogle, Madonna and Jim Pumphrey and Larry Kerr who were like family.
    Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.

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