PETERSTOWN — Evelyn Ruth Houchins Young, age 79, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, Pearisburg. Va., after an extended illness. She was a resident of Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek, Va., formerly residing in Peterstown.

Evelyn was born November 28, 1927 at Pipestem, and was the daughter of the late Carl J Houchins and Ida Lilly Houchins Switzer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Ray Young; a brother, Carl J. Houchins Jr. and her stepfather, Ira Switzer.

Evelyn was a homemaker and a member of the Cashmere Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Treese of Erie, Pa., four grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren; one brother, Thomas J. Houchins and wife Louise of Peterstown; a sister-in-law, Delores Houchins of Dalton, Ohio; one uncle, Roscoe Lilly of Pipestem; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2007 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel, Peterstown, with the Rev. John Offenberger officiating. Burial will follow at the Sunrise Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Rich Creek, Va. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday (today), November 8, 2007 at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

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