Shirley Ann Houston Young

Published 6:19 pm Monday, November 25, 2019

Mrs. Shirley Ann Houston Young, age 75, of Five Points, Alabama, passed away on Nov. 23, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. Young was born on July 13, 1944, in Franklin, North Carolina, to the late Beulon Calvin Houston (died while serving in the Army during World War ll) and Irene Mae Rogers Houston-Adams. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Roger Adams and her stepfather, Oscar Adams. Mrs. Young retired from the Troup County School System and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Above all, she loved God, her family and friends. She served in various jobs at the church through the years and loved her friends at church. Mission work was very important to her both local and out of state. She was a member of the Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Team and counted it an honor to serve in this role. She found great pleasure in helping others, cooking for family and friends, and having large groups gather at her home. 

Mrs. Young enjoyed all types of crafts and decorating. She especially enjoyed cruising with Uncle Wade, Aunt Louise and friends. She participated and was a member of the LaGrange Shufflers Square Dance Club and taught school for a number of years, both public and private. Her education endeavors included graduating from Franklin County High School in Franklin, North Carolina, graduating from Garner Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, and graduating from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She also furthered her education at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia, and West Georgia University in Carrollton, Georgia. 

Survivors include her husband and loving soulmate, Doyle Tabner Young of Five Points, Alabama; daughter, Rhonda Young Mitchell of LaGrange; grandson, Brandon Aaron Mitchell and his wife Lindsey of LaGrange; great grandson, Kaden Aaron Mitchell of LaGrange; sister, Sandra Kay Woods and her husband, Gerald, and her son, Justin Adams of Franklin, North Carolina; sister in law, Nancey Adams of Lenoir, North Carolina; uncles, Troy Joseph Rogers, and his wife, Doris, and Wade Montgomery Rogers and his wife, Louise; cousins, extended family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at 12 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Meadoway Gardens. Family will receive friends on Monday evening, Nov. 25, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Higgins LaGrange Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home, (706) 884-7117.