Obituary: Nell Frances “Honey” King Young


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Nell Frances “Honey” King Young, 89, Arcadia, died Feb. 2 following a bout with pneumonia. Honey, as she was known to all, was a loving and thoughtful daughter, sister, sister-in-law, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Honey was born June 28, 1927 in Seco, Ky., the second of five daughters born to Nelson and Mattie (Blevins) King. She grew up in the Mayflower, Bonnie Blue and St. Charles coal mining camps of Virginia, where she met the love of her life, Harry H. Young. She and Harry married Dec. 21, 1946, and remained so until Harry’s death Nov. 11, 2009. Harry and Honey raised their family in Baltimore, Md., and Noblesville. After Harry retired from Kraft (McMahon) Foods and Honey from Firestone, they moved to 25 beautiful rural acres they called “The Place” in Arcadia.

In addition to her parents and husband, Honey was preceded in death by sisters and brothers-in-law, Frankie (James R. “Jim”) Carter, Billie Jane (Charles) Reese, Thelma Jean King Harris, Angela “Angel” (Hobart “Bud:) Cottrell, Edward V. and Willie Young, Charles Young, Lillian Ruby Young, Wilma Jean Young and Denzal “Junior” Dixon; and a granddaughter, Jamie Jo Young.

She is survived by her children, Sharon Young Pitluk, Harry W. (wife Jody) Young, Jeffrey (wife Vickie) Young, Jamie Young (husb. Robert) Guilkey and Tracy (Gina Clark) Young, grandchildren Joshua Matlock, Lauren Guilkey (John) Larner, Ryan (Tatiana) Guilkey, great-grandchildren Oliver and Guiliana, Derrick (Annabel) Wolfe, Embyr and Wrylee, brothers and sisters in law Billy (Bobbie) Young and Ann Robinette Young, many special nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, loving cousins and friends, including Wilma Pease Blevins and Bobbie Parsons, and dear friend and neighbor Louella Guilkey.

The family extends a special thank you to Tracy and Gina who have lived with and provided cared for Honey.