Tahlequah Daily Press


February 7, 2014

Michael Joe Yerton Sr.

FORT SMITH — Michael Joe Yerton Sr., 61, of Cookson, died Monday, Feb. 3 in Tulsa. He was born Feb. 10, 1952, in Fort Smith.

He is survived by his two sons, Michael, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer of Cookson, and Kenneth of Mulberry; his sister, Bernetta Boatman and her husband, Ronald of Barling; four grandchildren, Katelyn, Brooklyn, Nathan and Emily; one great-granddaughter Zoie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Michael is preceded in death by his mother, Betty; and a brother, Bobby Wayne Yerton, Jr.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Barling Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7 at Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Marcus Willsey, Jason Lansdell, Tom Terry, Caleb Wagner, Doug Millsap and Aaron Standridge. Honorary pallbearers will be Lloyd Reed, Jim Williams, Chester Blankenship, Gene Wahl Jr., and Ron Price. To sign an online guestbook, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.

Edwards Funeral Home, 201 N. 12th St., Fort Smith, AR 72901

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