MANNING - Melva Jean Smith Young, 77, wife of W. David Young, died on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at her home.
Born on Nov. 20, 1939, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Roy Lynwood and Sarah Pauline McLeod Smith.
She was the secretary for Woodman Life Lodge 10 in Turbeville for more than 25 years. She was also a member of Clarendon Baptist Church and the Annie DuRant Sunday chool class.
She is survived by her husband of Manning; four daughters, Jean Phillips (Eddie), Marie Tolson (Watson) and Melodie Young, all of Lynchburg, and Cindy Welch of Turbeville; eight grandchildren, Sarah DenHartog (Rob), Edward Phillips (Caitlin), Andrew Tolson, Alex Tolson, Dusty Ward, Daniel Welch (Danielle), Danielle Bullard (Will) and Sabrina Welch; a great-grandson, Brody Welch; and a number of nieces, nephews and special friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at Clarendon Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike DeCosta officiating, assisted by the Rev. Patrick Goodwin. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery in Alcolu.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Phillips, David Ward, David Jones, Jack Horton, Legrande Jones and Carroll Welch.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Annie DuRant Sunday school class.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the residence, 2148 Lake Shore Drive, Manning.
Memorials may be made to Clarendon Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 307, Alcolu, SC 29001.
The family would like to thank Dennis Reynolds, Amedisys Hospice, especially Allison Ridgeway and Linda Ward, for all of their loving care and attention.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org
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