Edna P. Young
July 14, 1937 - November 21, 2022
Edna P. Young, of Culloden, slipped away peacefully in her sleep at home in the early morning hours of November 21, after an extended illness. She was born and raised in Clendenin to the late Clarence and Verna “Lizzie” Reynolds Bird, where she met and married James C. Young on July 29, 1955 and they embarked on the journey of life sharing its highs and lows, happiness and tears, struggles and triumphs, living and loving happily for more than 60 years until death parted them with the passing of her best friend on March 9, 2016.
Edna is survived by five children, Randy (Debbie) Young of Ft. Mill, SC, Gary (Deanna) Young of Hurricane, Sherrie (Charlie) Thomas of Hurricane, Lisa Young of Culloden, and Karen Young of Hurricane. Also surviving are six granddaughters, Anna Young, of Cape Canaveral, FL, Tasha (Chris) Hatfield of Ona, Amy Thomas of St. Albans, Sara Thomas of Hurricane, Brooke White of Nicholasville, KY, and Kaylie Chin, of Hurricane; six grandsons, Justin (Laura) Young of Zumbrota, MN, Travis (Erica) Young of Polk City, FL, Adam (Heather) Cowan of Lexington, KY, Eric (Cherrien) Cowan of Panama City, FL, Gary Austin (Nora Phuong) Cowan of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, and Lucas Young of Huntington; these grandchildren blessed them with 16 great-grandchildren: Lucy, Jude, and Willow Young, Kinzie Young, Chloe Noel, Chase Cumpton, Trenton and Sophie Hatfield, Dawson and Oliver Neeley, Sophie Beane, Jacob Thomas, Landon Bradford, and Dawson and Kennedy White. Left to cherish her memory as well are her very special friends, Stella Alford of Milton, Nita DeBord of Culloden, Carolyn Cox of Charleston, Buddy and Joann Pauley of Charleston, “E” and Jerry Keister of Ocala, FL, Vince Fletcher, whom she considered an adopted son, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, neighbors, and friends.
Apart from her husband and parents, Edna was preceded in death by 5 siblings, William, Charles, and Bobby Bird, Betty Rodak and Ollie “Liz” Neumeyer, with whom she shared a deep and special bond, her beloved four month old great-granddaughter, Callie Grace Bradford, and her sweet fur baby, Pepper.
Visitation and Service will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022; visitation beginning at noon with service immediately following at 1PM. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Hurricane. In lieu of flowers, the Young family requests donations in Edna’s honor are made to Hospice of Huntington. Allen Funeral Home in Hurricane is in charge of arrangements.