Gena Young (1922 - 2014)

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VERONA – Gena I. Young, 92, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Community Hospice at Darlington Oaks. She was born Feb. 19, 1922, to James Mitchell and Lela Simmons Malone. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Verona, and the Fidelis Sunday School Class. For 32 years she worked as a billing clerk for Central Service Association. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, she loved cooking for her family. She also enjoyed gardening and antiquing with her husband, Benny Young, before he preceded her in death.
Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at First Baptist Church of Verona with Dr. David Hamilton and the Rev. Larry Dunlap officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Gaskin of Verona; four grandchildren, Tyler Gaskin, Ashley Gaskin (Mandi), Shelly Jones (Casey) and Miranda Lindley (Jason); five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Glenda Malone; a daughter-in-law, Becky Young; and a brother-in-law, Charles Ray Young (Jean).
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, Benny Young; a son, Steve Young; sisters, Wilma Kelly, Grace Allen, Juanita Bittle and Annie Malone; and two brothers, Dennis Malone and James Malone.
Pallbearers will be Scott Malone, Alan Young, Casey Jones, Jason Lindley, Brian Aldridge and Blake McClendon. Her nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.
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Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Aug. 29, 2014
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