Funeral service for Betty Pierce Young, age 91, of Petersburg, TN, will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Smith and Bro. Thomas Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Boonshill Cemetery, beside her husband, Gilbert Ray Young, who passed in 2001. Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM until the time of service on Thursday at Higgins.
Betty was born on January 8, 1931, in the Boonshill Community, to the late Allen D. and Nellie Ruth Noah Pierce. She was a member of the Boonshill Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Young’s favorite flower was Mister Lincoln Red Roses. Betty passed away on July 31, 2022, at NHC in Pulaski, TN.
Survivors include her son, Allen Ray (Shirley) Young of Shelbyville, TN; daughters, Melissa Young (late Joe) Armstrong of Petersburg, and Susan Young of Petersburg; grandchildren, Amanda (Kelly) Thompson, Allen Ray Young, Jr., Andrew Young, Kevin (Ivon) Fletcher, Kelley Merlo, Joseph Ray Armstrong, and Anthony Paul Armstrong (friend, Tina Balch); great-grandchildren, Brandy (Darryl) Paulus, Robert Colt Balch, Riley Caitlin Balch, Harmony Armstrong, Noah Armstrong, Jay Thompson, Hunter Thompson, Justin Thompson, Andrea Fletcher, Kevito Fletcher, Kimberly Merlo, and Jacob Merlo; and great-great-grandchildren, Alva Fletcher, Dominic Rylan Paulus, and Braxton Alexander Paulus.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Betty Pierce Young.