Mary Katherine Young, mother of Westonite

Mary Katherine Chumley Young died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. She was 79.

She was born on July 31, 1932, in Winchester, Tenn., and graduated from the University of Alabama at age 19.

After a long and distinguished career as a middle-school English teacher in Atlanta, she retired to pursue a new business collecting and dealing in folk art and antique dolls.

She was married for more than 50 years to the late Joe M. Young.

Among the three children and seven grandchildren who survive her are her son Jon M. Young and daughter-in-law Connie Jo Dickerson, residents of Weston, and grandson William Young of Weston and grandaughter Elizabeth Young, a senior at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

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