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Viola King Yawn

November 10, 1933 — May 4, 2021

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Viola King Yawn, quietly passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at the age of 87. She was born on November 10, 1933 in Hawkinsville, Georgia, to the late Henry C. and Inez Obedience Hart King. Viola retired as the Administrative Director of the Experiment Station for the United States Department of Agriculture. Centerville Baptist was her church home.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Merle Yawn.

She is survived by her loving son, Vernon Yawn (Susan); grandchildren, Jennifer Daigle (Owen) and Lauren Bagley (Jonathan); and great-grandchildren, Autumn, Noah, Josiah, Elorra and Judah.

A memorial gathering will take place from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home on Saturday, May 15, 2021. A memorial service celebrating Viola’s life will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home.

For friends unable to attend at this time, the service will be streamed live via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at

Learn about the measures McCullough Funeral Home is taking to ensure the health and safety of our guests at There you can also sign an Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with these arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Viola King Yawn, please visit our flower store.

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