Edward Dwane Young, 76, of Williford, died Feb. 5, 2002, at his home.
Born May 14, 1925, in Williford, he was the son of Noble and Elcie Ellen Bright Young. He married Thelma Evelyn Hallmark in 1950. She preceded him in death March 10, 1998. He was a farmer and a charter member of the Forrest Hills Baptist Church of Williford, where he was also a deacon and a trustee.
Survivors include a daughter, Jolene Clara Rogers of Lakeland, Fla.; five sons -- Dennis Lee Young and William David Young, both of Williford, Travis Dwane Young and Everett Larry Ratliff, both of Hardy, and Gary Wayne Ratliff of Ravenden; a bother, Floyd Young of Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Feb. 8 in the Chapel of Higginbotham Funeral Home of Hardy, with the Rev. Maurice Willis officiating. Burial followed in Bradford Cemetery in Ravenden.
Pallbearers were Jim Miller, Steve Miller, Curtis James, William James, Gerald Welch, and Tony Jones.
Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Powell and Steve Collins.
Arrangements were under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc. of Hardy.