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Obituary - Allen Owsley Young



Mr. Allen Owsley Young, 87, of Burkesville, Ky., passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 at the Cumberland Valley Manor. He was born on Tuesday September 9, 1924 in Burkesville, Ky. the son of Sell Miller “S.M.” and Helen Pope Owsley Young.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Burkesville, an avid horseman, excellent horse trainer, an Army Veteran of World War Two, having fought with heavy artillery in battles in Naples, Rome, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe, awarded Five Bronze Stars, a Bronze Arrowhead and Good Conduct Medal.

He retired working for the State Government in the Division of Forestry, and a member of the local V.F.W Post. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy McCoy Young and his second wife, Lucille “Lucy“ Long Young.

He is survived by his children, William O. “Billy” Young of Tucson, Ariz., Grant Young of Burkesville, Ky., Fayette “Doc” Young of Burkesville, Ky., Carol Dickens of Burkesville, Ky., Helen Young of Clarksville, Tenn. and Jean Allen Luckett of Elizabethtown, Ky., his grandchildren, Jared, Chris, Morgan, Jenni, Lee, Cliff, Tyler, Carly, Sam, Jacob, John, Noah, Luke and Seth, his great-granddaughter, Lucinda Jane (Lucy) Dickens.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday January 4, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Burkesville Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 until the funeral hour on Wednesday. Professional Services provided by Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Ky.

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