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Edward L. Youngblood

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Edward L. Youngblood, 76, of Hendersonville, passed away on Tuesday December 29, 2015 at Park Ridge Health following a period of declining health. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Albert and Carrie Youngblood. He was also preceded in death by a son, M. Dondi Youngblood; brothers, Billy Youngblood and Clyde Miller; sister, Sheila "Bubbles" McMurray.
He was employed for 25 years with GE lighting prior to his retirement. Ed was a member of Barnwell Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for many years. He enjoyed camping, boating, and working outdoors. He loved cars, both new and old, and cherished the time he could spend with family and friends. His dogs have always meant a great deal to him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce; son, Eddie Youngblood; daughter, Teresa Young and her husband Alan; grandsons, Michael, Nathan and Brandon; sisters, Peggy Blake, Judy Hunter, Virginia King and Phyllis Swann; brother, Gary Youngblood and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, January 2, 2015 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with the Reverends Dan Blackwell and Tony Galloway officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm prior to the service. Burial will follow in the park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Ed to Henderson County Council on Aging via www.tmcfunding.com
An online register book is available by visiting www.forestlawnhendersonville.com
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published in The Times-News from Dec. 31, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2016
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