Ira Clarence (Sonny or Hopalong) Young, 79 of Mt.
Nebo, WV passed away at his home on Friday, March 24,
2017. Born March 7, 1938 at Mt. Nebo, he was a son of
the late James Alex and Zela Groves Young. He was
also preceded in death by siblings, Juanita Annette
Young Spivey, Margaret Ann Young Tonnellier, James
Alex Young, Jr., and Donna Arlene Young.
When 911 originated in Nicholas County Sonny was
one of the first dispatchers; he was a member of the
Gilgal United Methodist Church, a former charter member
of Mt. Nebo Ruritan Club. Although homebound for the
last several years he busied himself with numerous
crafts. As of late, he sent over 100 hats he knitted to
Africa as well as 100 to the WVU Children’s Hospital and
many to Summersville Regional Medical Center that were
Survivors include his sister, Irene Carol Dorsey of Mt.
Nebo; three brothers, Thomas Oliver Young of Suffolk,
VA, Donald Ray Young of East Lake, OH, and Eugene
Dale Young of Mt. Nebo; numerous nieces and nephews
and many beloved friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday,
March 28, 2017 in the Gilgal United Methodist Church at
Mt. Nebo with Pastor Rick Swearengin officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dorsey Cemetery at Runa.
Friends may call at the White Funeral Home at
Summersville on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.