May 18, 2017
Mrs. Bernice Ashburn Young, age 98 of Rockwood, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her home. Bernice was born August 7, 1918 in Cook Place, Fentress County, TN to Abraham and Dice Stephens Franklin. She married Elmer Jackson Ashburn on June 23, 1933. They lived in Clarkrange, TN and together raised 7 children. They were married for 49 years until his death in 1982. She later married Walter Young, and they resided in Rockwood, TN, where she lived until her death. She was a member of Clymersville Baptist Church in Rockwood, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, along with her two husbands, three brothers, Luster, Leslie, and Edward Franklin; two sisters Laura Franklin Haris, and Louie Franklin Smith, three sons Ezra, Kenneth, and Robert Ashburn, son-in-law Hershel Hall, three grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and a great-great-granddaughter.
Left to treasure her memories are:
Son: Elmer Ashburn and wife Charlene
Daughters: Lola Hall
Barbara Criswell and husband Gene
Peggy Young and husband Ron
Daughters-in-law: Sara Ashburn
17 Grandchildren, 31 Great-grandchildren. 24 Great great-grandchildren
The family thanks Juliana Schmitt of Covenant Hospice for her care and assistance during Bernice’s recent sickness and passing, in conjunction with Dr. John Belitz and his staff for their patience and professional care. Special thanks to Carl Skidmore for being a loyal family deacon, Richard Montgomery for being a special neighbor and the staff of SCHAS for their care of Bernice during her last few months.
The family will receive friends Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 5:30pm till 7:00pm Eastern time at the Evans Mortuary in Rockwood, Tennessee. The family will also receive friends Sunday, May 21st, 2017 from 11:00am till 1:00pm Central time at the Mundy Funeral Home South Chapel in Clarkrange. Funeral service will be held Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Mundy Funeral Home South Chapel with burial to follow in the Clarkrange Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Clymersville Baptist Church in Rockwood, TN. Donations may be left at the Mundy Funeral Home in Jamestown or Clarkrange or at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Mrs. Bernice Ashburn Young.