Obituaries and Funeral Announcements

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Hiram J. Young Jr1936-2001
7 Nov 2001

Hiram J. Young Jr., Hermie to friends and family, died Friday, November 2, 2001 in Temple Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. He had been in declining health since surgery on June 8, 2001. Born in Salem on May 18, 1936, he was the son of the late Hiram Young Sr. and Emeline Hughes Young. Hiram was a lifelong resident of Salem County. He lived in Salem City until age 20 and Elsinboro Township for the past 45 years with his late wife Marguerite C. Young (nee Wynder) who died on January 24, 2001.

Hiram was retired from Mannington Mills Floor Covering Plant where he had worked for 37 years before retiring in 1991. At Mannington he worked in a variety of jobs ending his career as Shift Supervisor for the Four Meter Coating Department. He continued to work in the company store after retirement as well as participate in other company affairs.

Throughout his life, he participated in many family church and community activities. He loved to garden, travel, spend time with family and friends and serve at his church. Hiram was a loving and devoted husband and dedicated member of Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church, Salem.

He is survived by two daughters, Judith A. Mosley of Bridgeton and Debra Lynn Wilson of Aberdeen, Maryland; two son-in-laws Elmer, H. Mosley and Dr. Otto Carl Wilson Jr.; three grandchildren, Brayton Randall and Jessica Eileen Mosley and Otto Carl Wilson III; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church Yorke St. Salem with Pastor Michael Keene, officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery Salem. Friends may call at the church after 11 a.m.

Arrangements Edwards and Son Funeral Home, Inc, Bridgeton and Salem


Marguerite C. Wynder Young 1937-2001
Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg 1 Apr 2001, who notes, “Marguerite d in car accident. Marguerite’s mother was Amanda Thompson, not Amanda Thomas as listed in the obit. Amanda was sister of Jeremiah & Sarah Thompson.” Obituary from Today’s Sunbeam 26 Jan 2001.

Marguerite C. Young, 63, of Salem, died Wednesday in Christiana Hospital, Stanton, Del. Born in Bridgeton, she has been an area resident for 45 years. She was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Amanda Thomas Wynder.

Mrs. Young was a retired school teacher with 25 years of service. She was employed by the Salem Middle School in Salem. She was a member of the Salem School Employees Credit Union Board, New Jersey Education Association, National Education Association, and the New Jersey Black Educators Association. She was also a member of Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church, Salem, where she was a Stewardess.

Surviving are her husband, Hiram J.; two daughters Judith Ann Mosley of Bridgeton, and Deborah Lynn Wilson of Aberdeen, Md.; two brothers Wesley Thompson of Millville and Eugene Austin of Bridgeton; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Chuch, 15 Yorke St., Salem, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Salem


Ola Elvira Johnson Young ~1923-1991
Newspaper obituaries contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg 5 Mar 2001

1. Death Notice:  Of 134 Telford St., Newark, NJ. on Thursday, June 20, 1991. Ola Young, mother of Fred Young, Florence Loatman, James Young, the late Dorothy Clark; sister of Minnie Hughes, Sadie Johnson; grandmother of 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 26th at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, Hilton Ave., Vauxhall, N.J. Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Newark.

2. Obituary:  Ola Elvira Young, 78, of 58 Ellis St., Bridgeton, died Thursday in Newcomb Medical Center, Vineland, after being in failing health a year.

Formerly of Newark, she was born in Kenton, Del., and was the daughter of the late Charles and Lydia (Coward) Johnson.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Seibel & Stern Sewing Factory.

She is survived by a daughter, Florence Loatman of Bridgeton; two sons, James of Newark and Fred Young of Union; two sisters, Minnie Heighes of Bridgeton and Sadie Johnson of Vaux Hall; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grand-grandchildren; and seven greatgreat grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Dorothy Clark.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Hilton Avenue and Vaux Hall, Newark.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Perry's Funeral Home, 34 Mercer St., Newark




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