Mary Ellen Mayes Young, 69 of Huntington, WV passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020. Funeral services and live streaming will be held on Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Beard Mortuary with Pastor Tim Dixon officiating. The family will receive friends after 12:00 p.m. She was born January 11, 1951 in Huntington, WV the daughter of the late Edmond Franklin and Anna Rachel Thornburg Byrd. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Young, a sister, Phyllis Waugh and two brothers, Darrell and Gary Byrd. She worked for the former Wiggins Restaurant and retired as a cook for the Cabell County Board of Education. She is survived by a daughter, Marty McLaughlin of Boston, Mass; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Elizabeth Mayes of Huntington; grandchildren, Ensley Hostetter, Michael Mayes Jr, Isabella, Winifred, Sophie, Theodora and Elizabeth Mayes; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Adkins; siblings, David (Sheila) Byrd, Ricky (Penny) Byrd, Raymond Byrd, Jeff Byrd, and Tammy (Lee) Starkey; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn and Robin, and a host of nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.beardmortuary.com.
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