Ronald George “Ronnie” Young, 65, of Bauxite passed away Oct. 10, 2013, in Benton. He was born Oct. 24, 1947, to the late George O. and Anna (Barchoni) Young in DuBois, Pa. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad as a signalman and was a member of APA and the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalman and a Catholic.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Nelson.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Sue Ryles Young; two daughters, Amanda Leigh Hays and husband Bill of Benton, La., and Angie Gabbard and husband Richard of Kokomo, Ind.; five grandchildren, Courtney Hays, Cami Hays, Zachary Crowe, Samantha Turner and Roxie Wray; one sister, Judy Lewis of Locus Grove, Ga.; and other nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 14, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home with Brother Jerry Melton (Bro. Punkin) officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan Rickard, Clint Vocque, Jamie Cockrum, Bill Hays, Preston Vandiver and Michael Nelson. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Bryant, Larry Coger, B.J. Patterson, Eldon Moore and Gordon Palmer
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oc. 13, at the funeral home.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard