James Edward Young, 89
August 16, 1931 - March 22, 2021
James Edward Young, 89. died Monday night, March 22, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born in Earle, Arkansas, on August 16, 1931, the son of Clifford and Lovey Lee Scott Young. Mr. Young had spent most of his working career as a maintenance technician in a Meat Packing Plant. He was a member of Beulah Baptist Church of Myrtle, and he enjoyed spending time with and riding his horses.
Survivors include his wife of sixty-four years, Eunice Young, of Myrtle; three daughters, Rebecca Bateman, and husband, Tommy, of Cordova, TN, Gina Wheeler and husband, Jerald, of Walls, MS, and Susan Harkins and husband, Joe, of Piperton, TN; two brothers, Jimmy Young of Memphis, TN, and Bill Young of Southaven; three sisters, Betty Belue of Memphis, TN, Doris Pike and husband, Bubba, of Bartlett, TN, and Shirley Franks, and husband, Larry, of Arlington TN; four grandchildren, Lacey Bartolatta, Holly Parker, Briana Bateman, and Cody Embrey; and three great-grandchildren, Logan Parker, and Jackson and Emilee Bartolatta. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Desmond and Jerry Young, and four sisters, Lavern Craven, Hazel Ruark, Lois Feree, and Helen Rice.
Brother Marty Merritt will officiate the service on Friday, March 26, 2021, at 1:00 P. M., at Beulah Baptist Church, with burial following in Guinn Cemetery in Pontotoc County. Visitation will be held from 11:00 A. M. until service time on Friday at the Church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Beulah Baptist Church Youth Fund.