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Beatrice Decker Young

Originally published: Aug. 20, 2013
Last modified: Aug. 20, 2013

Mrs. Beatrice Decker Young, 87, of Grassy Creek, died on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at the Margate Health & Rehab Center in Jefferson.

Mrs. Young was born on March 27, 1926, in Amherst, Va., to Donnie Homer and Georgia Sage Decker. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Darrell Young.

Mrs. Young was a faithful member, treasurer and song leader at Pleasant Home Baptist Church. She was a very active member of the community, volunteering for the board of elections, and the Red Cross Bloodmobile. Beatrice was a caregiver for her parents and her husband until their deaths. She worked with cooperative extension teaching people how to cook, and later she worked in the cafeteria at Lansing Elementary School and Northwest Ashe High School. She enjoyed cooking, needle work, knitting and crochet. Mrs. Young was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Pleasant Home Baptist Church by the Rev. Julian Owen and the Rev. Lonnie Carpenter. Burial followed in the Waddell-Young Cemetery.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Young is survived by sons, Jerry Young and wife, Laura, of Crumpler, Kenneth Young and wife, Mary, of Grassy Creek; daughters, Freda Porter and husband, Dalton, of West Jefferson, Sandy Roten and husband, Joe, of Creston, Debbie Roten and husband, Ronnie, of Crumpler. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, two step grandchildren, eight step great-grandchildren, four step great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 993, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

Words of comfort and remembrance may be viewed or sent to the family through our website at http://www.ashelawn.com.

Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mrs. Young's arrangements.

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