Melva Jean Smith Young

by | November 11, 2017 12:12 pm

Melva Jean Smith Young, 77, wife of W. David Young, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at her home.
Born Nov. 20, 1939, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Roy Lynwood Smith and the late Sarah Pauline McLeod Smith. She was the secretary for Woodman Life Lodge 10 in Turbeville for more than 25 years and was a member of Clarendon Baptist Church and the Annie DuRant Sunday School class.
Survivors besides her husband of Manning include 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. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Clarendon Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike DeCosta officiating, assisted by Rev. Patrick Goodwin. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery in Alcolu.
Pallbearers will include Bruce Phillips, David Ward, David Jones, Jack Horton, Legrande Jones and Carroll Welch.
Honorary pallbearers will include members of the Annie DuRant Sunday School class.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home, 2148 Lake Shore Drive in Manning.
Memorials may be made to the Clarendon Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 307, Alcolu, SC 29001.
The family would like to thank Dennis Reynolds and Amedisys Hospice, especially Allison Ridgeway and Linda Ward, for all of their loving care and attention.
Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.

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