Irene Young Fields

Published 8:08 am Friday, August 31, 2018

Irene Young Fields


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Irene Young Fields, 83, of Lancaster, passed away Wednesday, August 29, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Hospital 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; daughter, Carrie Lynn and husband Jeff Mullins of Crab Orchard; daughter, Markeeta and husband Scott Lowe of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, 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.

Funeral service 11 a.m., Saturday, September 1, 2018 at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Matthew Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Moriah Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018 at McKnight Funeral Home.

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

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