U. S. Young
Funeral services were held June 14, 2019, at Prentiss First Baptist
Church for Mr. U. S. “Sonny” Young, 78, who died June 4, 2019, at
Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Rev. Steven Fort officiated
with burial following in Green Grove M. B. Church Cemetery. Johnson
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. U. S. Young was born to the late Ella Young and Major Johnson. He
was raised by Connie and Addae Young. He attended Whitesand School and
learned carpentry from Mr. John Allen White and was particular about
his work. He was a bus driver for over 20 years in Jefferson Davis
County School District where he formed lifelong bonds with students,
parents and teachers.
He joined Green Grove M. B. Church where he has served as deacon,
member of men’s ministry and men’s choir.
He was married to Barbara Young for over 30 years.
He is survived by: wife, Barbara Young of Prentiss; children, Fannie
R. Harvey, Nell Laird, Francis Young, Don Holloway, Lequita (Patrick)
Craft, Valerie Barnes, Kayla (Chester) Bryant, Robert (Kimberly) Young
and Adrian Young; 29 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
siblings, Dimple Moreland, Louise Herron, Cynthia Longino, Shirley
Johnson, Charles Johnson and Autherene Benoon; and many other
relatives and friends.