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Hugh Lee Young
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Mr. Hugh Lee Young, age 95 of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018. He was born March 11, 1923 in Carroll County, Georgia, the son of the late Charlie B. Young and the late Parrie Potts Young. He was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran, having enlisted and entered service on October 20, 1942. On his 27th mission, his plane was shot down on December 28, 1943. He was taken as a Prisoner of War and was held in a German POW camp for 18 months. He was discharged from the service on October 6, 1945. He received numerous medals including the Purple Heart, POW medal and the WWII Victory medal. When he returned home he bought a farm in Heard County, Georgia and began farming. He moved to Carroll County, Georgia in 1962 and worked for Southwire for 26 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Roopville Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mertha McLendon Young; six sisters, and one brother. Survivors include his son, Dennis Young of Temple and daughter Donna (Roy) Dorrough of Villa Rica; sister, Marguerite Summerlin of Centralhatchee; three grandchildren: Alaina Dorrough of Villa Rica, Amy Dorrough of Villa Rica, and Ian Young of Nashville, Tennessee; and four great-grandchildren: Hayden Griffin, Emma Dorrough, Granstin Jones, and Austin Dorrough. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 2:00 Pm from Martin & Hightower Chapel with Rev. Cecil Davis and Mr. Donald Levans officiating. Pallbearers will be members of the American Legion Post #143 of Carrollton. Those serving as honorary pallbearers will be Roy Dorrough, Ian Young, Larry Smith, Lynn Smith, Barry Cook, Judson Bell, and Randy Reinhardt. Interment will follow in Carroll Memory Gardens with military honors presented by the American Legion Post #143. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Floral arrangements will be accepted or those desiring to do so, may make memorial contributions to the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park. Message of condolence may be sent to the family at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel has charge of the arrangements.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117





2:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

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Carroll Memory Gardens

914 Stripling Chapel Rd
Carrollton, GA 30116


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