of Batesville, AR
July 11, 1920 - September 6, 2023
Verna Young, 103, of Batesville passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2023.She was born July 11, 1920 in Charlotte to Jim Ball and Mary Jane (Lawrence) Ball.Verna was a faithful member of Antioch Church of Christ for 76 years. She was a very hard worker who worked at International Shoe Factory for 32 years and served as a foster grandparent at Charlotte Schools. She was a giving person who loved her family, her grandkids and great-grandkids. Verna loved to read, watch the birds, and cook for her kids and grandkids. Survivors include one daughter, Alice Fugett (Dean) of Antioch; two grandchildren, Phil Fugett (Lana), Eric Fugett (Jodi); four great-grandchildren, Sarah Schatzley (Andy), Whitney Adams (Luke), Leah Massey (Chase), Leesia Rodriguez (Jaime) and six great-great-grandchildren, Liza Schatzley, Walker Schatzley, Camden Adams, Layne Adams, Braxton Rodriguez and Parker Massey.She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harvey Young; two sisters, Velna Westbrook and Violet Strother and one brother, Rufus Ball.Pallbearers are Phil Fugett, Eric Fugett, Richard Ward, Don Henley, Murvelee Crigler and Curtis Goodrich. Honorary pallbearers are David Wigginton, Pete Henley, Delmas Gilmore, Ed Pfitzner and Larry Gates.Graveside services will be held Friday, September 8, 2023 at 2:00pm at the Young Cemetery with Dean Fugett officiating. Visitation will be Friday, September 8, 2023 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm at the Antioch Church of Christ.Memorials may be made to Paragould Children's Home, 5515 Old Walcott Rd, Paragould, AR, 72450.
Sad at Aunt V passing. Always felt like part of Grandma Westbrook (Velma) was still here with us.
She always had a smile on her face! A very special lady.May God be with you all!
So sorry to hear this. She was such a wonderful person and so loved by many. She will be missed. Love, prayers and hugs to her wonderful family for comfort and peace.
She was a sweet lady! Our Mema Velma, Verna's sister,told of many memories of their growing up.
Mom & I are so so sorry!
Alice thinking and praying for you and your family at the loss of your mother. May God bless and comfort you as only He can. She was a good Christian example for all of us as shown by her life of service to the Lord and her family. She will be missed by all who have known her.
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each of your families.
Many years ago I was able to go with my Mom, Velma, and our cousins including Verna to Myrtle Beach. We had so much fun even though it was COLD. We laughed and giggled at and with each other. This will always be my memory of Verna. I feel blessed that I got to spend some time with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through these sad times. Love, Paulette
Vernie as we knew her was a dear Christian lady!!!
Praying for you all. She was such a sweet and wonderful lady. She will be missed.
Alice and family, what a beautiful blessing to have your sweet Verna for so many years. We will all miss her.Arlene Jannette
So sorry, may God bless all with peace and comfort. Sending my love to Alice and all the family...
Iâ€™m so sorry for the loss of your mom she was always kind to me
In our thoughts and prayers,Phyllis, Alan, Paige, & Andrew Vickery
We are so sorry to hear of Vernaâ€™s passing. She was such a precious lady. We are praying for comfort and peace for all her family during this difficult time.
Alice and family, I offer my prayers and condolences for the passing of a sweet lady that meant alot to us all...Antioch will miss her, as we all will...