Maude G. Young

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 4, 2007

FRANKLIN—Maude Griffin Young &uot;Granny,&uot; 94, widow of Walter Luther Young Sr., died July 2, 2007.

Born in Nansemond County, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Ocie and Annie Victoria Harrell Griffin. She was a graduate of Whaleyville High School and the University of Virginia Rural Institute of Nursing.

She was a member of High Street United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and a charter member of the Delaware Home Demonstration Club.

Survivors include her daughter, Annie Lee Young Duff and husband Cornelius of Chuckatuck; her son, Walter L. Young Jr. and wife Betty Sue of Courtland; brother, John Garland Griffin and wife Barbara of Suffolk; sister-in-law, Frances Saunders Griffin of Emporia; brother-in-law, George William Cooper of Portsmouth; seven grandchildren, Walt Young III

and wife Lynn of Franklin, Susan Spivey and husband Ed, Holly Giles and husband George, Chris Young and wife Kelly, all of Courtland, Herbert Duff and wife Lucretia of Smithfield, Annah Bowen and husband Steve of Burkeville, Lee Duff of Portsmouth; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Young was predeceased by two sisters, Josephine G. Jory and Amy G. Cooper, and four brothers, Thornton H. Griffin, Benjamin O. Griffin, Preston Ray Griffin and Lewis M. Griffin.

The funeral will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Reginald Warren and the Rev. Dr. Roger Crump officiating. Burial will follow in Southampton Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30

p.m. at the funeral home and suggests memorials be made to High Street United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 218, Franklin, VA. 23851.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Southampton Memorial Hospital on 2 East and the staff at East Pavilion for their wonderful care.