Dempsey Young
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As lot of you know Dempsey Young passed away December 10, 2006.  We are saddened horrifically by this sad news as this festival began as The Lost & Found Homecoming Festival in 1981 and ran that way for years, because Dempsey was the nephew to Sterling Belcher and cousin to Dreama & Stacy Belcher.  Thank you for your calls to Sterling & Dreama who each live in different states with your condolences:
Edward Dempsey Young Jr.    
Edward (Dempsey) Young, Jr., 52, of Boones Mill, passed away on Sunday December 10, 2006 at his home. Born July 1, 1954, he was preceded in death by his parents, Edward (Ned) and Marie Young; and an uncle, Monte Belcher. Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Lynette Gibson Young and children, Stephanie and Demetra Young, of the home and Christopher Young who is serving in the United States Air Force, stationed in Qatar. Also surviving are brothers, Steve (Rhonda) Young, Randy (Kathy) Young and Scott (Deanna) Young, all of Wirtz; a number of nieces and nephews; special in-laws, Betty and Dee Walters of Callaway and Lewis and Louise Gibson of Boones Mill; aunts and uncles, Louise Berger of Union Hall, Joyce (Charlie) Woods of Martinsville, Sterling (Pat) Belcher of Rocky Mount, Ann Hawthorne of Dundas, Frances Maddux, James F. Young and Margaret Ogburn, all of Wakefield; special cousins, Terry and Pam McDaniel of Brodnax and very special friends, Allen and Debbie Mills, Scottie Sparks and Ronald Smith. Dempsey along with Allen Mills was an original member of the Lost and Found Bluegrass Band performing professionally for over 33 years. He was a world renowned mandolin player known for his creative style and tone. Dempsey and Allen were inducted into the Virginia Folk Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of Lynch Funeral Home on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Rick Poland officiating. Interment to follow in the Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will have fellowship time at Piedmont Presbyterian Church following the service. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Dempsey Young Memorial Fund, c/o Franklin Community Bank, 400 Old Franklin Turnpike, Suite 100, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151. Arrangements by Lynch Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, Va.
Published in the Roanoke Times from 12/11/2006 - 12/12/2006.

All details are as follows including where to send sympathy cards, donations, visitation & funeral.:
Dempsey Young. May his spirit live on through the music.
Visitation: Wed. Dec. 13th 6-9pm
Funeral: Thur. Dec. 14th, 1:00 PM
Place:: Lynch Funeral Home in Rocky Mount, Virginia
Donations or In-Lieu Of Flowers: 
 "Dempsey Young Memorial Fund"
c/o Franklin Community Bank
400 Old Franklin Tpke, Suite 100
Rocky Mount  VA  24151

Condolences can be sent to:

Lynette Young & Young Family
3467 Bonbrook Mill Road
Boones Mill, VA 24065


Lost & Found
7915 Charity Highway
Ferrum, VA 24088

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