Juanita Nell (Drinkard) Yearwood

Born: Fri., Dec. 6, 1929
Died: Thu., Mar. 10, 2016

Graveside Service

Sat., Mar. 12, 2016
Location: Raytown United Methodist Church Cemetery


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 12, 2016
Location: Callaway Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Mar. 12, 2016
Location: Callaway Funeral Home Chapel

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Juanita “Nita” Nell Drinkard Yearwood of Union Point, GA, died on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the age of 86.

Nita – or “Nana” as her grandchildren called her – was born in Wilkes County on December 6, 1929, the daughter of the late Walter David Drinkard and Mildred Virginia Pate Drinkard.  She graduated from Alexander Stephens Institute in 1946 as the class Valedictorian.  That same year, she married James Allison Yearwood and began building her family.
From her time as a Sunday School teacher at Union Point First United Methodist Church to her career as the office manager for Dr. William H. Rhodes, Jr., in Union Point, she cared for generations of residents from Greene and surrounding counties. Nana always enjoyed her quiet time, which she spent reading, working crossword puzzles, and listening to some of her favorite music. However, nothing could make her glow like visits from her children, grandchildren and – in recent years – great grandchildren.
She is survived by a daughter, Mildred Allison “Millie” Yearwood Smith, and husband, Pete, of Thomson, GA, son, Darryl Yearwood, of Watkinsville, GA; sister, Sarah Lord, of Madison, GA; three brothers, Howard Pate Drinkard, of Byron, GA, Lawrence Warren Drinkard, of Macon, GA, and Martin Neal Drinkard, of Eatonton, GA; grandchildren, Jason Beasley Smith (Miriam) and Allison Megan Smith Cobb (Aaron); great grandchildren, Baylor Smith Cobb and Windsor Marie Smith; life-long friend, John Q. Walker, as well as many other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, James Allison “Boww” Yearwood, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Helen Drinkard Dingler, Walter Thomas Drinkard and Charles Davis Drinkard.
The family will receive friends Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669.  
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at the Callaway Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Mark Yearwood officiating.  Graveside services will follow at Raytown United Methodist Church Cemetery, 5011 Lower Mill Road NE, Crawfordville, GA 30631.
Serving as pallbearers are David Barnhart, Tony Barnhart, Bruce Yearwood, David Yearwood, Ronnie Yearwood and Cale Yearwood.  Honorary pallbearers are Terry Brown, Robert Lee McWhorter, Henry McWhorter, Tommy Dingler, Johnny Yearwood, Art Dingler and Lowell Harrison.  
Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.


Click for printable service program
Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Guest Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

   Posted Fri March 11, 2016
She was such a loving cousin, missed by so many. Lots of love and hugs coming your way for your family and friends missing you so dear today. Love Terri

Rev. Mark R. & Susan S. Yearwood
   Posted Fri March 11, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We loved Mrs. Nita and will miss her. God bless and keep you.

Kevin and Wilma Nichols
   Posted Fri March 11, 2016
Aunt Nita will be missed by us all. Her life reflected the true meaning of family and of love. Uncle Allison and Aunt Nita added a lot of very special memories to our lives.
Sympathy and love to the family,
Kevin, Wilma and family

Laura Stapleton Stewart
   Posted Fri March 11, 2016
So sorry to hear about Nita. I visited her at the hospital when she was there recently and she was her usual jolly self. May God give you comfort in your time of grief.

Charles E. Bryan
   Posted Sun March 13, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Sun March 13, 2016
Miss Nita was such a special woman. She could always make me laugh. I pray that God will be with each of you in the days to come.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Mon March 14, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days ahead.

Connie Dickens
   Posted Fri March 18, 2016
Millie and family

I am so sorry to hear about Miss Nita. I hope you see this message since it is so late in being sent. You were so kind to me as my mom's last days were happening (and before) and now I am sure you experiencing all the same emotions I am. You have been in my thoughts since I heard and I had a hard time knowing what to say. But, you and your family will be in my prayers and I am certain Miss Nita and Miss Lois are strong well in God's home.