Irene Young Fields, 83

Published 12:21 pm Thursday, September 6, 2018

Irene Young Fields, 83, of Lancaster, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. She was the wife of Fred Parker Fields whom she married on March 3, 1956. Irene was born in Lincoln County, on September 29, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Lillie (Hale) Young. She had worked as a seamstress for Cowden’s Manufacturing.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Fred P. Fields of Lancaster; daughters, Carrie Lynn and husband Jeff Mullins of Crab Orchard, Markeeta and husband Scott Lowe of Atlanta, Ga., and Donna and husband Nick Thompson of Crab Orchard; brother, Marvin Young and wife Ruth of Somerset; four grandchildren, Jerome Wilson and wife Katlin, Matthew Wilson and wife Ashley, Nick Lowe and wife Heather and Dustin Wilson and companion Bethane; 12 great grandchildren, Devon, Bailey, Elijah, Jacob, Ryan, Kenneley, Thomas, Heidi, Taylor, Ruby, Sawyer and Chelsea.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by grandson, Steven Mullins; three sisters, Mae Gerkey, Dorothy Ramey, and Lola B. Miracle; three brothers, Jesse, Bob and Elmer Young, Jr.; and a half brother, William Sexton.

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Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 1, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Matthew Wilson officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Moriah Christian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jerome and Dustin Wilson, Nick Lowe, Roger and Ricky Young, Nick Thompson and Bill Mullins.

Memorial contributions suggested to the Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.