Shirley Mae Young, 76, of Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at Hermitage Health Care following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Sherman and Cleo Mae Watson.
Mrs. Young was a retired LPN. She was a member of the Riverside Community Church of Jesus.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Kenneth Young, in 1987; two sisters, Sheila Guinn and Betty Jones; and two brothers, Horace Watson and Gene Watson.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Bowers, Hampton, and Tina McKeever, Powell, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jimmy Bowers, Taylor Isaacs, Abigail Isaacs, Sabrina Kahn and Stacy Rounds; four great-grandchildren, Haley, Hannah, J.J. and Tyler; three step-sisters, Sharon Slagle and husband Buck, Shavonne Roberts and husband Eddie and Sarae Williams and husband Wesley; and a brother-in-law, Ronnie Guinn, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service for Mrs. Young will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, January 25, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ben Johnson officiating. Music will be provided by Johnny Patterson and Whispering Heart. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Jim Bowers, Taylor Isaacs, James Young, Mark McKeever and Freda Bradshaw, Kay Hardin, Michela Maine and Elenora Cable. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Kathy Bowers, 165 Spring Street, Apt. 1, Hampton. Condolences to the Young family may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.