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John Davis Young Sr.

retired co-owner and general manager of Young’s Funeral Home, Ferriday, Vidalia, Jonesville and Winnsboro, Louisiana, died November 3, 2012, at age 68. Young earned a degree in mortuary science from Commonwealth School of Science and studied three years at Northeast Louisiana University until returning to Ferriday to take over the family business following the death of his father. He remained with the funeral home until his retirement in 2008. Young was past president of the Ferriday Rotary Club, member of the Ferriday Kiwanis Club, past president of the Concordia Parish Council on Aging and member of the Catahoula Parish School Board. He was a member of the Northeast Louisiana Funeral Directors Association, the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and NFDA. He is survived by wife Millie; children Ella, John, Sarah, Brooke, Britney and Barrett; and eight grandchildren.