Robert Gabus Young

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Robert Gabus Young
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Date of Birth: 
February 21 1881
Date of Death: 
March 29 1957

Mr. Robert G. (Bob) Young, age 76, one of Calhoun county's outstanding leaders and citizens, passed away at the family home in Vardaman, on Friday, March 29, following an illness covering several years.

Mr. Young was known to almost every person in the county, and was called a friend by nearly everyone who knew him. He served District No. 5 for 12 years as its Supervisor, and made a record that has since been pointed to us as one of the best ever made by a supervisor in this county. Mr. Young was one of the first who started the movement of widening, straightening, and surfacing the farm roads in his district. He was economical in his administration and saw that every dollar he spent for the district got results. He was honest in his official duties as well as in his private life--and he worked hard to bring progress and prosperity to his people and to the entire county.

He was born near where Vardaman now stands on Feb. 21, 1881, and was the son of the well-known Captain Thomas W. Young and Sallie Blue Young, both of whom passed away some years ago.

He was a member of the Methodist Church and of the Masonic fraternity, and was, during his life, a farmer and retired business man. Mr. Young was unassuming, friendly, and obliging. He was a man of his word, who lived up to his obligations and promises, and who had a deep sense of obligation to those who befriended him.

His long life was most useful--and was worthwhile to Calhoun County and District No. 5. His death caused much sadness, for besides his wide circle of devoted friends, he was related to many families in the county. Calhoun County has had few citizens who were more loyal to their trust, or more interested in the county's progress than Bob Young.

Funeral services for Mr. Young were held from Vardaman Methodist Church on Saturday, March 30, at 10:00 A.M., conducted by his pastor, Rev. L.M. Wright, assisted by Dr. Hal D. Bennett and Rev. Sam Brown. Pallbearers were members of the Vardaman Masonic Lodge, while Cook Funeral Home of Vardaman was in charge of funeral arrangements. Interment followed the services in the Hillcrest cemetery at Vardaman. Honorary pallbearers were: B.F. Spratlin, Luther Murff, Ned Reese, Boyd Parker, Lee Parker, Rev. A.M. Gammell, Fon Dye and Tom Dye.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtice Young of Vardaman; by a son James Richard (Pete)Young, of Bruce; by 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Place of Birth: 
Ellzey, Mississippi, United States
Place of Death: 
Vardaman, Mississippi, United States
Primary State of Residence: 
Vardaman and Ellzey, Mississippi, United States

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