September 2, 1905 ~ May 22, 2000

Born in: Yancey Co., NC,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Fletcher ~ Minnie Lou Briggs Young, 94, of Fletcher, went to her heavenly home, Monday, May 22, 2000.

She was a native of Yancey County and was the daughter of the late W.S. Briggs and Winnie Higgins Briggs and wife of the late David Raymond Young, who died in 1960. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Theodore and George Briggs and two sisters, Thelma Briggs Souther and Bertsie Briggs Dotson.

She is survived by six sons, David Raymond, Jr. and wife, Dorothy Young of Danville, Kentucky, Arnold and wife, Jane Young of Knoxville, Tennessee, Russell and wife, Earline Young of Mills River, Franklin D. and wife, Jo Anne Young of Mountain Home, Robert Stanley and wife, Dawn Young of Marshville, NC, W. Donald and wife, Elaine Young of Mills River; two daughters, Elizabeth and husband, Wade B. Whiteside of Knoxville, Tennessee and Shirley Pressley of Fletcher, NC; nineteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Fletcher, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Dr. J. Leland Mullinax, and Rev. John Huntley and Rev. Fred Wardrup officiating. Burial will follow at Tweed’s Chapel Cemetery.

Her family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:30 PM Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian, where Mrs. Young will remain until being placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, P. O. Box 2395, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

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