This obituary is being posted as a courtesy for Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory in Boone, NC.
Viola Elizabeth Mann Young
Viola Elizabeth Mann Young, age 97, of Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation, and formerly of Morningside Drive, Boone, died Saturday morning, April 14, 2012 at Glenbridge. Born May 21, 1914 in Chatham County, she was a daughter of Oscar Brent and Stella Smith Mann. Mrs. Young received a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State Teachers College. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Boone and a homemaker.
Mrs. Young is survived by one son, Sid Young and wife, Marsha, of South Boston, Va.; two daughters, Susan Newton and husband, Sam, of Henderson, and Emma Cox and husband, Morris, of Purlear; seven grandchildren, Michael Newton and wife, Dana, of Creedmoor, Brooke Wilkerson and husband, Joe, of Alton, Va., Morgan Young of South Boston, Va., Jesse Cox and wife, Emily, of Tallahassee, Fla., Adrian Cox and wife, Jennifer, of Concord, Erin Caparolie and husband, Nathan, of Deep Gap, and Jeremy Cox and wife, Shannon, of Charlotte; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Stella Wilson Jones and sister-in-law, Pheobia Mann, both of Pittsboro. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. James Oliver Young, two brothers, Fletcher and Horace Mann, and one sister, Katherine Mann Wilson.
Graveside services will be conducted Monday morning, April 16, 2012, at 11 o'clock at the Greene-Young Cemetery in Bakersville, officiated by Rev. Nathan Caparolie.
The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5 until 7 o'clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to World Vision, Post Office Box 70399, Tacoma, Washington 98481-0399.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at the website austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Young family.