Lillian Yamazaki, 73, a homemaker, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Misao Yamazaki. The service will be at 2 p.m. EDT today at Kelley Funeral Home Chapel in Apalachicola (850-653-2208), with burial at Magnolia Cemetery. A visitation was held Saturday at the funeral home. A native of Apalachicola, she had lived in Youngstown for 15 years. Mrs. Yamazaki was a Baptist. Other survivors include three sons, Sidney Vause of Cleveland, Texas, Price Vause of Youngstown and George Vause of Eastpoint; four daughters, Wanda Schallian of Marietta, Ga., Phyllis Harbison of Youngstown, Lauran Webster of Deer Park, Texas, and Suzanna Brown of Hitchcock, Texas; two sisters, Carrie Vause of Apalachicola and Louise Edwards of Chattahoochee; her brother, Edleigh Cameron of Apalachicola; the father of her children, Wilford M. Vause of Apalachicola; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/8/2002.
Jean M. Yarbrough, 74, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Arty R. Yarbrough. The service will be at 1 p.m. EST today at Abbey Funeral Home (562-1518), with burial at Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 5514 N. Davis Highway, Pensacola, FL 32503. She was a Primitive Baptist. Other survivors include two daughters, Julie A. Yarbrough and Pam Russell, both of Tallahassee; two sons, David Yarbrough (and wife Carolyn) of Crawfordville and Chris Yarbrough (and wife Valerie) of Tallahassee; three sisters, Betty Hubbard of Lodi, Calif., Shirley Burnett of Atlanta and Patsy Massengill of Keystone Heights; three grandsons, Brian Yarbrough, Jeffrey Yarbrough and Kyle Yarbrough; and two granddaughters, Beth Chipman and Sara Yarbrough. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 2/26/2003
George Moulton Yates, 75, owner of Yates Radio and Television, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Friday at Roselawn Cemetery on Piedmont Drive, with Masonic rites following. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Bevis Funeral Home (385-2193). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. A native and lifelong resident of Tallahassee, he attended Leon High School. He also attended Porter Military Academy and Emanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga. He was a member and past master of Ashmore Lodge No. 102 F & AM in Sopchoppy and was a member of Marzuq Shrine Center and the York Rite. He was also a member of the Leon County Sheriff's Mounted Posse. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, where he was an active member for a long time with the couples Sunday school class. He is survived by a sister, Betty Jo Revell (and husband Guy) of Tallahassee; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Emory and Margie Brown of Tallahassee; four nieces, Kendahl Daniels, Bronwyn Moderau, Dardra Freeman and Shirley Camper, all of Tallahassee; two nephews, Garrett Revell and Danny Brown, both of Tallahassee; a dear friend, Diane Blue of Tallahassee, and her daughters, Angelia Rains of Tallahassee and Sandy Jackson of Crawfordville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ned Brown Yates. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/4/2003.
Juanita Yawn, 77, died Thursday, May 20, 2004. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. EDT Sunday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191). Burial will be at 4 p.m. EDT Sunday at Brinson Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Her great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. She was a longtime resident of Tallahassee and a member of Wakulla Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Johnny Wayne Yawn of Chattahoochee; four daughters, Carolyn Arnold and Linda Poppell, both of Tallahassee, Gloria Waldroup of Pensacola and Joyce Waldrop of Wakulla; a sister, Odell Holmes of Colquitt, Ga.; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Yawn. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/22/2004.
CRAWFORDVILLE - Don Yon, 89, a crane operator, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Norris. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Bonnett Pond Cemetery in Medart. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, (800) 242-8721. Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333) is handling arrangements. He was born Oct. 26, 1916, in Holmes County, and spent most of his life in Tallahassee and Broward County. A crane operator by profession, he enjoyed a long career in construction. Moving to Fort Lauderdale in the mid-1940s, he was co-owner and operator of International Seawall Construction Co., building sea walls from Boca Raton to the Florida Keys. In later years, he was employed by the city of Tallahassee, where he retired. An avid fisherman and camper, he spent many days on the rivers and lakes of Wakulla and Franklin counties. Other survivors include a brother, G.J. "Ronnie" Yon of Tallahassee, and many nieces and nephews. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/4/2006.
Joyce Conner Young, 74, who retired from Sprint, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at her daughter's home in Sopchoppy. She is survived by her husband, Texal L. Young. The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Friday at New Life Ministries Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Bonnett Pond Cemetery in Medart. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST today at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. She was born in Seville, Ga., and lived in Carrabelle for a number of years. She resided in Tallahassee for the past 25 years. She was a member of Timberlane Church of Christ. Joyce graduated from East Crisp High School in Cordelle, Ga., and attended Troy State University in Troy, Ala. Joyce warmed many hearts and touched many lives with her kindness and her love for baking. Other survivors include two sons, Douglas Young (and wife Benjie) of Crawfordville and Duffy Young (and wife Michelle) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Pam McKenzie (and husband Joe) of Sopchoppy; two brothers, James Conner (and wife Joan) of Tallahassee and Jack Conner of Longwood; a sister, Shirley Duke (and husband Carl) of Bloomfield, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Terrell and Lenora Conner; a brother, W. R. Harrelson; and a sister, Evelyn Roundtree. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat from 1/21/2004 - 1/22/2004.
Mary Lee Allen Young, 71, a retired crab picker for Barwick Seafood, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007. The service will be 11 a.m. EST Saturday at the chapel at Strong and Jones Funeral Home (850-224-2139) with burial at Buckhorn Cemetery in Sopchoppy. Survivors include her mother, Laura M. Bradham; two sisters, Annie B. Gavin and Ella B. Booth, all of Sopchoppy; four brothers, Homer Bradham (Irene), Robert Bradham, Tommy Bradham (Dietra), all of Tallahassee, and Willie Bradham (Lillie) of Crawfordville; an uncle, Capher Allens of Port St. Joe; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 10/25/2007
Tallahassee, Mildred Young, 84, a homemaker, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday at St. Louis Catholic Church, 3640 Fred George Road, with burial at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery, 11411 N.W. 25th St., Miami. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee (385-2193), with a rosary service at 7 p.m. EDT. She was a native of New Orleans. She moved from Miami to Tallahassee in 1994. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and was an avid bowler at Seminole and Capitol lanes in Tallahassee. She is survived by a son, Sterling R. Young (and wife Joyce) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Janet Woods of Tallahassee; a sister, Camille Cundiff of Walla Walla, Wash.; two grandsons, Douglas R. Woods of Fort Walton Beach and Scott A. Woods of Crawfordville; two granddaughters, Kathleen Cox of Portsmouth, R.I., and Denise Shell of Tallahassee; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling Young, and a grandson, Sterling F. R. Young II. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 9/17/2002
Texal Larue Young, 78, a high-school coach, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday at New Life Ministries Church in Crawfordville, with burial at Bonnett Pond in Medart. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EST Monday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville (850-926-3333). Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 326 Williams St., Tallahassee, FL 32303. He was born in Damascus, Ala., and lived in Carrabelle for a number of years. He had resided in Tallahassee for the past 27 years. He was a member of Timberlane Church of Christ and a lifetime member of the Florida High School Coaches Association. He was coach of the year in 1971. He played minor league baseball for the Cleveland Indians. He graduated from Troy State University in Troy, Ala. He coached for 25 years and had tremendous influence on his family and hundreds of young people he coached and taught. Survivors include two sons, Douglas Young (and wife Benjie) of Crawfordville and Duffy Young (and wife Michelle) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Pam McKenzie (and husband Joe) of Sopchoppy; a brother, Ronnie Young (and wife Cathy) of Elba, Ala.; two brother-in-laws, James Conner (and wife Joan) and Jack Conner; a sister-in-law, Shirley Duke (and husband Carl); 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Joyce Conner Young; his parents, Will Green Young and Bessie Lee Roberts, and a brother, Reggie Young. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 1/1/2006.
CRAWFORDVILLE - Richard H. "Dick" Youngstrand, 59, a ballistics supervisor for St. Marks Powder, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Jacki Youngstrand. The service will be at 5 p.m. EDT Saturday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee (850-877-8191). Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. EDT until the service Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Society of Clinical Oncology Foundation, Attn: Jennifer Macotto, 1900 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314 to help with the research of chemotherapy. Dick Youngstrand passed away in his home, losing a battle to cancer. He was born in Galesburg, Ill. on Oct. 9, 1945. He was the son of Marian Mills of Branford and Harold "Hal" Youngstrand of Las Vegas, Nev. He lived in Casper, Wyo., from 1947 to 1954. He and his family then moved to Sarasota, where he graduated from Sarasota High in 1963. He graduated from Florida State University in 1969. He had worked with Olin, now General Dynamics, and St. Marks Powder since 1970, and was to retire June 1. He had lived and worked in Wakulla County for 35 years. His passions were turkey hunting, fishing, hunting, being in the woods and on the water. At work as the ballistic lab supervisor, he was respected and loved by his co-workers. He was a father, brother, son, grandpa, husband and friend who will be sorely missed. Other survivors include his mother and father; his brother, Dean Youngstrand of Crawfordville; two daughters, Lisa Kirby (and family, husband Tim and daughter 10-week-old Haley) of Myakka City and 1st Lt. Linda Youngstrand, currently stationed at Whiteman AFB, Mo.; a stepson, Robbie Baker of Crawfordville; and a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Hyatt-Deason (and family, husband Chris and sons, 6-year-old Hunter and 10-week-old Fisher) of Crawfordville. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Revis "Reb" Mills, who lived in Bradford. Published in the Tallahassee Democrat on 5/31/2005.