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Originally published: 2012-10-04 14:17:25
Last modified: 2012-10-04 14:17:25

Charles Dudley Young

Charles Dudley Young, of the Minneapolis Community, finished his journey to Heaven on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. A native of Avery County, he was born March 16th, 1953, to Ruth Vance Young of Minneapolis and the late Champ C. Young, who passed away in 2006. Young received Jesus as his savior at 11 years of age and was a lifelong member of Minneapolis Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee on the building committee and was a faithful servant and encourager. He loved his Lord, His Word, hearing it preached and His people. He was owner and operator of CD Young Lumber Company who enjoyed the lumber business. He loved the sound of a chainsaw and the falling of an oak tree. He was an avid sportsman and fan who enjoyed hunting, family, friends and was loved by all who knew him. He will always be remembered as a gentle, kind spirit even when he was joking and playing pranks.

Surviving is his mother, Ruth Vance Young of Minneapolis; sister, Edwina Young Tatum and husband, Bob, of Minneapolis; brother, John C. Young and wife, Stephanie, of Minneapolis; nieces: Casey Young Spradling and husband, Sean, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., and Jessica Bryson and husband, Adam, of Fletcher; nephew, Clark Charles Tatum of South Port; grand-nephew, Jackson Bryson; dear family friend, Jean Mills; second mom and dad, Louise and Buddy Buchanan; “sister”, Josie Buchanan Ward; many special cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in the Minneapolis Baptist Church. Pastor Don Winters, Brian Griffith and the Rev. Reed Callahan officiated. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Minneapolis Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: John C. Young, Bob Tatum, Clark Tatum, Charlie Jennings, Frank Guinn and Bill Grindstaff. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Buddy Buchanan, Joe Barefoot, Champ Robert Young, Lewis Grindstaff, Jim Cornett, John Bledsoe, Bill Wrench and Curtis Ward.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to The Gideon’s International Bibles at PO Box 163, Pineola, NC 28662. To send online condolences, please visit our website at

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