2013-12-12 / Obituaries

Vernon D. Youngblood Berkeley Springs, W. Va., 77

Vernon Daniel Youngblood, 77, Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, December 8, at the Berkeley Springs Rehabilitation and Nursing Home.

He was born March 3, 1936, in Hancock, Md., to the late Floyd Youngblood and Pauline Unger Youngblood.

He was a retired business owner of Youngblood’s Antiques in Berkeley Springs.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He was a 50-plus year member of DeFord Masonic Lodge #88 A.F.&A.M. in Berkeley Springs, Royal Arch Mason of Lebanon Chapter #2 in Martinsburg, Knights Templar Palestine Commandery #2 in Martinsburg, Osiris Shrine in Wheeling, and Jr. O.U.A.M. Counsel #117 in Berkeley Springs; a 40-plus year member of Loyal Moose Lodge #1483 in Berkeley Springs; and a member of the Ali Ghan Temple Shrine Band in Cumberland, Md.

He was preceded in death by two infant sons; a sister, Irene Doyle; and a grandson, Lucas Youngblood.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Carnell Youngblood, whom he married February 21, 1970; two sons: Lewis Youngblood of Berkeley Springs and Christopher Youngblood of McConnellsburg; one daughter, Veronica Dawson of Vancouver, Wash.; three sisters: Edith Cave of Florida; Eileen Miller and Martha Youngblood, both of Berkeley Springs; six grandchildren: Kelly Glass, Grace Youngblood, Nicholas Dawson, Matthew Dawson, Courtney McPeak, and Colin McPeak; two greatgrandchildren: Nolan Glass and Aiden Dawson; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, 36 S. Green St., Berkeley Springs, Thursday, December 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the Jr.O.U.A.M. conducting a memorial service at 7 p.m.

Services will be Friday, December 13, at 1 p.m., at the Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, followed by internment at Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs with graveside services by De- Ford Masonic Lodge #88.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the Shriners Children’s Hospital Transportation Fund, c/ o Ali Ghan Shrine , P.O. Box 1416, Cumberland Md. 21502.

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