Thomas Wilson Young

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Thomas Wilson Young
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Date of Birth: 
September 27 1914
Date of Death: 
July 5 1946

Thomas W. Young died suddenly at his home Saturday morning, July 6th, 1946. He was 31 years of age. Funeral services were held Sunday from the Vardaman Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Carmen Savell, assisted by Rev. L.F. Haire and Rev. O.L. Elliott. Interment was in Vardaman cemetery. Grave services were held by members of the American Legion with full military honors. Thornton Funeral Home had charge of Arrangements.

He was born in Vardaman on Sept. 27, 1914, the son of Robert Gabus Young who survives him and Sarah Frances Richards Young who died in 1943.

"Tom," as he was affectionately known, was well liked by all who knew him. He was a carpenter. He served in the army in World War II, having served in the South Pacific in the islands of Guam and Saipan. He received his discharge in January of this year. He was a member of the Calhoun City Post of the American Legion. Before entering the service, Tom was employed in the construction of Camp McCain, at Grenada.

He will certainly be missed in his community. The large floral tributes as well as the huge crowd at the funeral attested to the many friends who loved him.

Pallbearers were: Cecil Harrington, Thurman Parish, Amma Lecornu, Dan Blue, Bill Blue, Paul Blue, Frank Richards, and Ralph Richards. Honorary pallbearers were: Rex Sanderson, Ray Sanderson, R.E. Gilder, J.V. Martin, Zelma Casey, Smith Evans, Andrew Ward, Jack Naron, Ernest Roberts, Ernest McKibben, Earl Blue and Carthel Richardson.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Monette Morgan Young, two daughters, Barbara and Diana; and one son, James; his father, R.G. Young, all of Vardaman, and one brother James R. Young, of Bruce. His mother, Sarah Frances Richards Young, died in 1943.

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

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