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07/18/17 - NNHS Newsletter - Carson "Sonny" Young

Brantley Carson Young, Jr.
(d. 26 June 2017)

Newport News High School Class of 1960

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Tuesday.
 Carson "Sonny" Young, Class of 1960, passed away in Horntown on Monday, June 26, 2017, at the age of 74.

 From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 07/17/17, 9:17 PM:

   There is an obituary in Sunday’s Daily Press for a Brantley Carson Young, Jr. There was a Carson Young in my class (1960) who was with us up until his senior year. It says he was 74 and I just turned 75 this month. I have a feeling this may have been our classmate, am unsure however.

   Thank you so much, Fred. Let's claim him as "ours" for now, and if we find we were in error, we'll change it later.

From the Daily Press - 07/16/17:

               Brantley Carson Young, Jr.



HORNTOWN - Brantley Carson "Sonny" Young, Jr. died peacefully in his home on June 26, 2017 in Horntown, VA at the age of 74.

Sonny is survived by his son Mark E. Young, in Phoenix, AZ, daughter Kelly L. Urban, grandsons Joshua Urban and Chad Urban, all residing in Mesa, AZ.

In addition, Sonny is survived by his cousins, Bonnie Skiles, Vivian Daisey, David Grant, wife Rebakah, Charles Grant, Kay Keim, husband Dave, Kathy Crowson, Charles Crowson, wife Lou Ann, Doug Crowson, Jacob Crowson, Blake Crowson, Katie Kiem, Linsday Grant Reed, Brittany Grant, Jerry Grant, wife Barbara, Megan Grant, Sarah Grant, and many more cousins.

Sonny is preceded in death by his parents Brantley Carson "Skinny" Young Sr. and Dorothy "Dot" Young from Newport News, VA.





A casual memorial is scheduled for July 31, 2017 at 11:00am at Peninsula Memorial Park 12750 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sonny's life. Please do not send flowers or any items.

Condolences may be sent to Mark E. Young, 6975 E Princess Drive #2168 Phoenix, AZ 85054. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on July 16, 2017.
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July 15, 2017


Living so far apart all our lives made it so difficult to develop and foster what could have been. Yet, I know both of us did our very best to talk and see each other when we can. We rescued each other and gave refuge every time we could, we held each other close, if ever so brief, but it always felt so good.

The times we laughed together and the times I thought we should, the times we embraced and the times we wished we could.

The times we spent together and the times we spent apart, I'll keep all the times forever and carry them in my heart.

831 !!!

Sonny lived his life his way without exception. He loved his family, friends, and his many dogs named Fred.

He made no apologies and offered his opinions freely. He accepted people as they were and he forgave quickly.

Dad, I hope you are able to find the peace you deserve. Now you can visit anytime!!

~ Mark Evin Young, Phoenix, Arizona

July 16, 2017

Kelly, Mark, Joshua and Chad, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. We don't always understand the way things happen in life, but we know God is always in control. Love you all.

July 17, 2017
Dad, When I think of you I get a smile on my face and feel laughter in my heart. I have so many memories of the summers that we spent with you. I always say when people ask me about my dad, "He is always a good time." Some of my favorite childhood memories were spent with you. The beach, boating, fishing, crabbing, being the "bat" girl on your softball team, but mostly I loved the stories you would sit and tell about your friends and all the crazy things that you did together and to each other. I will miss that. Mark and I loved going to Grammy and Granddaddy Young's house. Just so many precious memories. You would always tell me that we are a lot a like and that made me feel proud. The way you would forgive and accept people for who they were. The good, the bad and the ugly... right, Dad? You were always you... Sonny Young... my dad.

Kelly Urban, Mesa, Arizona
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Sonny's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Blest Be the Tie that Binds

Words by John Fawcett (1740-1817), after 1772

Music (Dennis) by Hans Georg Nägeli (26 May 1773  - 26 Dec 1836)

1. Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

2. Before our Father's throne
We pour our ardent pray'rs;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one,
Our comforts and our cares.

3. We share our mutual woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

4. When we asunder part,
It gives us inward pain;
But we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.

"Blest Be the Tie that Binds" midi courtesy of - 08/29/12
"Blest Be the Tie that Binds" lyrics courtesy of - 08/29/12

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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