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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 take over the family business following his father’s death. He remained with the funeral home until retiring in 2008. Young was past president of Ferriday Rotary Club, member of 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.