YarboroughMichaelMichael Elaine Plecker, 30, of Hot Springs, Virginia died Friday, June 2, 2017 at Bath Community Hospital.

She was born March 4, 1987 in Roanoke, Virginia, the daughter of Michael Warren Plecker, who preceded her in death in 1989, and Stephanie Elaine Plecker Yarborough.

Michael was a member of Ashwood United Methodist Church, a 2006 graduate of Bath County High School and the homecoming queen. She was a loving daughter, sister and aunt.  She was an inspiration to all who knew her. She enjoyed movies, swimming, four-wheeling, camping in the outdoors, and just being out and about.

She is survived by her mother and step-father, Hayne Brooks Yarborough, Jr.; a brother, Cole Ashton Plecker of Hot Springs; her grandfather, Richard Thacker, Sr. of Hot Springs; her grandmother, Sonya Yarborough of Greenville, South Carolina; three aunts, Pamela Thacker of Hot Springs, Tracy Haltiwanger and Rochelle Conits, both of Greenville, South; three uncles, Richard Thacker, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland, Stevie Plecker of Swoope, Virginia and Wayne Pritt of Goshen; a nephew, Noel Ashton Plecker; and several cousins.

In addition to her father, Michael was preceded in death by her grandmother, Anna Mae Thacker, her grandfather Hayne Brooks Yarborough, Sr. and an uncle, Donnie Robertson.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Hollenbeck officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home or anytime at the home of Richard Thacker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to www.atcp.org or www.mds.org.


  1. This beautiful young lady has been so strong and amazing in so many ways.My heart is broken into so many pieces,and I don’t know how to put them back.I could write a story book on this young lady and our family that it would touch your heart.The excitement,the lose,the power of an outstanding woman that she was.I will miss you like my own child,fly high my fair lady,have fun on the clouds of heaven with all your loved ones,no pain,the freedom of peace and happiness.love you Michael always and forever.

  2. No words can come close to how I’m feeling now and how you all are feeling with the loss of your dear daughter, sister, and aunt Michael Elaine Plecker. I’m so heart broken and I know it’s not any easier on you all. What a beautiful Angel she is. I love you all and am praying for you all so that Gods love can help ease the pain and emptiness you are all feeling. God bless you all ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. Stephanie I am so so sorry for your loss Michael was a very very special young lady I didn’t get to know her all that well but what I did and I love her she was very special And a wonderful sense of humor and she loved her family dearly The good Lord above is taking good care of her until you get there so sorry I cannot make it to the funeral working all weekend if you need anything at all please let us now Bill and Joe and Laura will be there again I’m sorry I could not make it

  4. Stephanie, we are so sorry for your loss, but we know Michael has no more suffering and pain. She is singing with the heavenly choir! Frank & Gloria Pritt

  5. Cole and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Dear Stephanie, I just recently learned of your heartbreaking loss. I remember so well how beautiful she was when you came to worship services at Ashwood UMC. Having lost an adult child myself I know how devastating it is and if I can be of any help to you, please let me know. Praying for you and your family.

  7. Dear Stephanie, I am so sorry for your loss. From the picture, I can tell that Michael was a beautiful young lady who looked exactly like you! I have a 23 year old daughter and I cannot even imagine what you are going through. I am praying that you will be comforted in the days and years to come. God bless you and your family.


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