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Marshall (Maker) Yarborough

October 30, 2021


Florence, SC – Marshall Mae Maker Yarborough, 70, passed away peacefully on Oct. 30, 2021 after a lengthy illness.

Services for Mrs. Yarborough will be private.

Marshall was born in Tampa, Florida, the daughter of the late John Wilbur Maker and Mae Ard Maker.  She graduated from McClenaghan High School in 1968 and was a life -long resident of Florence 

Marshall was dedicated to her family and civic involvement, playing a number of roles in the management of the family farm, including her own businesses, Thymes Remembered and  Winona Place.  She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years.  Marshall was also a member and officer within the Florence Garden Club, Sandhills Garden Club, Wildewood Garden Club and The Garden Club of South Carolina, winning numerous awards for her artistic creations in addition to being a Master Gardner.  Marshall worked on various projects with Francis Marion University, the Florence Museum and served as Chairman of the Florence County Historial Commission.  She provided research and oversight for the placement of numerous historical markers around the area, including the anniversary of the accidental Bombing site in Mars Bluff.  Among her many accomplishments was the coordination of the archaeological digs for remnants of the CSA Gunboat Pee Dee, a civil war relic lost in the Pee Dee River.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Calvin Keith Yarborough; she was the mother of 3 daughters, Ann (David) Dalton, Cori Gardner, Stacy Yarborough (Andy Moreau).  In addition, she was the proud Mi-Mi to six grandsons, Calvin Dodd, Will Dalton, Rowan Gardner, Alister Gardener, Marough Gardner and Ayden Moreau; other family members include Billy Maker, David Maker, Kenneth Maker, Linda Hill and many nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by a brother, James Maker.

Friends and family will be received at the home.

Memorials may be made to the McLeod Foundation, C/O McLeod Hospice, P O Box 100551, Florence, SC 29501 or the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, or the charity of one’s choice.

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