Born 3-27-1916 -- Died 11-5-2004
Edgar John "Dick" Young, 88, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born March 27, 1916, in Sharp County, Ark, and died Nov. 5, 2004, in Mammoth Spring. He was the son of the late Luther Young and Alma Menzil Young.
He was united in marriage in 1936, in Sharp County to Doris Zirstein.
He was united in marriage in 1965 in Mammoth Spring to Dessie Qualls, who preceded him in death in 1988.
He was a farmer, a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a believer in God and was of the Church of God faith.
He is survived by one daughter, Naomi Begalski, and husband, Richard, of Hardy, Ark.; one son, Loyd Young of Mammoth Spring; five grandchildren -- Charlene Ellis of Ravenden, Ark., Melissa Holloway of Ash Flat, Lynn Smith of Searcy, Ark., Lana Steed of Thayer, Mo., and Denny Young of Mammoth Spring; nine great grandchildren -- Patrick, Sarah, Jonathan, Mathew, Eric, Erin, Kelsey, Zach and Cole; one great-great-granddaughter, Lanney Mae; one step-daughter, Barbara Burris of Memphis, Tenn.; three step-grandchildren -- Larry Owens,Patty Sullivan and Johnny Baker; and one special friend, Morine Billingsley of Franklin, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers -- Vernon and Carl Young; one sister, Dorothy Longan; and one daughter-in-law, Lorene Young.
The funeral service was held on Nov. 7 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Mo., with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery near Thayer.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer.