Martha A. Young PDF Print E-mail

Martha Anderson Young, 91, of Newberry, SC widow of James Edmunds Young died October 18, 2020 at the Clinton Presbyterian Community in Clinton, SC.

She was born November 5, 1928 in Spartanburg County, a daughter of the late Thomas Brockman and Irene Geer Anderson. She was predeceased by four brothers: Thomas Jr., Mike, Joe and Phil Anderson and her Sister Clara Collins. Mrs. Young is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Edmunds, Jr. (Karen) of Laurens and David (Kathy) of Chapin; six grandchildren: Brooke Stone (Tim), Jared Young (Eden), Stefan Young (Caylen), Amanda Norton (Patrick), Andy Young (Priscilla) and Morgan Young; six great grandchildren: Maddux Young, Kaelyn Young, Jamie Stone, Keefer Young, Ethan Young and Lane Young.

Mrs. Young was a retired teacher having taught in Spartanburg, Union and Newberry County schools and at Whitten Center. She was a graduate of Lander College with a degree in home economics. She was an officer and member of the Fidelis Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an association of retired South Carolina teachers.

Mrs. Young devoted herself to family, students, church, friends, neighbors and all things that make a Newberry great place to live. From birth to death, she and her husband, “Ed”, belonged to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). They were active members Aveleigh Presbyterian Church. She was a Cub Scout den mother, a member of Civitan, and a caretaker of the sick. She enjoyed talking with former students.

In Mrs. Young’s last few years of illness, many of her good deeds returned to her through the loving and compassionate care of the staff of Clinton Presbyterian Communities. Her family is profoundly grateful and wishes that in lieu of flowers to send memorials go to Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina at 801 Musgrove Street, Clinton, SC 29325.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Rosemont Cemetery by the Rev. Jim Caprel and Reverend Robert Bronzina. Memorials may be made to the Clinton Presbyterian Community in Clinton, 801 Musgrove Street, Clinton, SC 29325.

Those attending are asked to wear masks and adhere to our state’s Covid -19 guidelines.






#11 Kim Stuck moore 2020-10-22 20:34
My prayers go out to the family. She was my absolute mentor when I first came to teach special education in newberry county: She kept me going and I loved her from day one! I will always remember her. Such a precious lady... We had so many laughs and good times. God bless you all.
#10 Becki McSwain 2020-10-22 06:59
Edmunds and David,
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. But I know she is already beloved in Heaven. I have wonderful memories of her smile and kindness and the joy she brought to Aveleigh. You boys are a testament to her loving nature and guidance as a mother. I am forever grateful for having known her.
Keeping you and your families in my prayers.
Becki McSwain
#9 Tom Wright 2020-10-21 16:18
David and family, I am so sorry to hear this. Your mother was one of the nicest, sweetest ladies I have ever know. A True Southern Christian Lady. My earliest memories are of her being our Cub Scout Den Mother and meeting at your house for the meetings. Of course the memories of your Dad and her being cornerstones at Aveleigh Presbyterian Church will always be with me. May our Lord Jesus Christ comfort you and your families at this time. Tom
#8 Gloria Ashley 2020-10-21 10:52
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Young. She was the best neighbor I have ever had. I love her and missed her so much when she moved away. I enjoyed our talks on the porch and in the yard so very much. She truly was a rare and wonderful lady.
#7 Celia Dodgen 2020-10-20 20:32
I was sad to read of Mrs. Young's passing. She was one of the dearest
teachers I ever had. So softly spoken and so patient. I will always cherish her memory. Please accept my sympathy. Celia Dodgen
#6 Wes & Helen Griffin 2020-10-20 15:25
We are very sorry for your loss. May God bless you with His peace and comfort.
#5 Millie 2020-10-20 13:41
I have fond memories of Mrs. Young when she was my teacher for a year at Aveleigh kindergarten. May your memories bring you comfort during this time of loss. She was such a kind and loving lady and a good teacher. I feel blessed to have known her.
#4 Jenny Carlisle 2020-10-20 12:23
I met Martha when we were members of Pre School Mother's Club, and I have loved her ever since. She was a sweet and gentle person. At church, the members of Circle 2 loved meeting at her house, what fun, she was the perfect hostess..She will be missed
#3 Harriett Rucker 2020-10-19 21:55
I have many wonderful memories of Martha. She was an excellent teacher and always loved her students. We worked closely together in the Newberry County School District when I was Director of Programs for the Handicapped. She was so very kind and loving to everyone. Martha was a lady in every sense of the word. I am grateful to have known her and shared friendship with her. May God's love and peace be with you. Harriett Rucker
#2 Lonnette Turner 2020-10-19 14:04
David,Kathy,and family, I'm so very sorry to hear about your mother. She was one of the nicest lady's I ever met. So friendly and soft spoken. May God grant you peace and strength in the days ahead. Sincerely Lonnette O. Turner
#1 Jeanne Dennis 2020-10-19 09:24
Aunt Martha was always dressed to the nines, sweet, and lots of fun!!!! I never heard her say an unkind word to or about anyone!!! How lucky to have had her as my aunt!

My summertime visits to Newberry are fond memories. One special one was when we had a thunderstorm & I was afraid. She told me that the thunder was just the angels bowling in heaven!!! We laughed about that rather than being afraid!