Norma Dean Young

Monday, July 27, 2015

Norma Dean Young, 84, of McDougal, Ark., passed away July 24, 2015, at her home in McDougal.

She was born on August 7, 1930, in McDougal, and was the daughter of the late Ralph Owen and Ora (Baker) Read.

She was united in marriage to Earl Devon Young on July 23, 1948, and to this union four children were born. Norma was a member of the McDougal Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Matthew Young; one great-grandson, Ross Young; a brother, Carl Read and a sister, Juanita Medling.

Survivors include her husband, Devon Young; her children, Franklin Young and wife Diane of Milan, Mich., Michael Young and wife Nancy of Hernando, Miss., Marianna Bowers and husband Freddy of McDougal and Timothy Young of Bartlett, Tenn.; her grandchildren, Jody Bowers, Jeremy Bowers, Jason Bowers, Justin Young, Curtis Young, Stephanie Squire and Melissa Mansuy; her great-grandchildren, Austin Young, Avery Young, Ian Mansuy, Kaitlyn Mansuy, Ashley Bowers, Hunter Bowers, Julia Young and Joseph Young; two brothers, Nathaniel Read of Milan, Mich. and Larry Read of Bernie, Mo.; two sisters, Barbara Howe of Saline, Mich. and Carol Bell of Piedmont, Mo. and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home in Piggott, with services set for 2 p.m. with Johnny Bradshaw officiating. Burial is in New Hope Cemetery in Pollard, Ark. Pallbearers are Jody Bowers, Jeremy Bowers, Jason Bowers, Justin Young, Curt Young, Ian Mansuy, Stephanie Squire and Melissa Mansuy.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott is charged with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to the Children's Homes, 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, Ark., 72450, or you may give online at