Shirley Ann Houston Young


FIVE POINTS, ALABAMA - Mrs. Shirley Ann Houston Young, 75, passed away on Nov. 23, 2019 at her residence.

Mrs. Young was born on July 13, 1944 in Franklin to the late Beulon Calvin Houston, who died while serving in the Army during World War II, and Irene Mae Rogers Houston-Adams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Roger Adams, and her stepfather, Oscar Adams.

Mrs. Young retired from the Troup County School System and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Above all, she loved God, her family and friends. She served in various jobs at the church through the years and loved her friends at church. Mission work was very important to her, both local and out of state. 

She was a member of the Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Team and counted it an honor to serve in this role. She found great pleasure in helping others, cooking for family and friends, and having large groups gather at her home. 

Mrs. Young enjoyed all types of crafts and decorating. She especially enjoyed cruising with Uncle Wade, Aunt Louise and friends. She was a member of the LaGrange Shufflers Square Dance Club and taught school for a number of years, both public and private.

Her education endeavors included graduating from Franklin Counbty High School, graduating from Garner Webb University in Boiling Springs and graduating from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. She also furthered her education at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia and West Georgia University in Carrollton, Georgia.

Survivors include her husband and loving soulmate, Doyle Tabner Young of Five Points, Alabama; daughter, Rhonda Young Mitchell of LaGrange; grandson, Brandon Aaron Mitchell and his wife Lindsey of LaGrange; great -grandson, Kaden Aaron Mitchell of LaGrange; sister, Sandra Kay Woods and her husband Gerald, and her son Justin Adams of Franklin; sister-in-law, Nancey Adams of Lenoir, North Carolina; uncles, Troy Joseph Rogers and his wife Doris and Wade Montgomery Rogers and his wife Louise; and cousins, extended family and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 at Grace Baptist Church. Interment followed at Meadoway Gardens. Family received friends on Monday evening, Nov. 25, 2019 at the Higgins LaGrange Chapel. 

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