Lyvon Gill DeYoung
Services for Lyvon Gill DeYoung, of River Ridge, La., were 3:30p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Harrigill Funeral Home in Brookhaven withburial in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in McCall Creek. TheRevs. Andrew Wiggins, Wiley Reid and Dr. Wayne Webster willofficiate.
Mrs. DeYoung, 72, died Aug. 25, 2006, at Jefferson HealthcareCenter in Jefferson La. She was born in Franklin County on April11, 1934, to Edard and Bessie Johnston Gill.
She was retired, having managed offices for Gordon’s Jewelersfor 17 years and for KOA Campgrounds in River Ridge for 16 years.She was an active and faithful member of Rio Vista Baptist Churchin Jefferson, La. Mrs. DeYoung was beloved by a host of family andfriends, as she was a kind, generous, and loving friend to all.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, James E.”Peanut” Smith and Lyons “Lonnie” Westbrook; a stepdaughter andstepson-in-law, Darlene and Norman Booksh; and a step grandson,Shane Lynn.
Survivors are her husband Nicholas DeYoung, of JeffersonHealthcare Center in Jefferson, La.; her sister and brother-in-law,Reba and Raymond Roberts, of Brookhaven; her step grandson, AndrewBooksh and his wife, Beth, of Charlotte, N.C.; her stepgranddaughters, Ruth Lynn, of Lincolnton, N.C., and CatherineGerald and her husband Rick, of Ft. Mill, S.C.; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Palbearers are Dan Eastin, David Gill, Harold Gill, Wayne Gill,Ricky Johnston, and Richard Tassin.
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