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Roy Youngblood

Published 12:08am Friday, May 17, 2013

June 7, 1940 – May 12, 2013

NATCHEZ — Services for Roy Youngblood, 72, of Natchez, who died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. Kelvin Youngblood officiating.

Burial will follow at Fox Worth Cemetery in Columbia under the direction of Robert D. Mackel and Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Mr. Youngblood was born June 7, 1940, in Sandy Hook, the son of Odell and Mary Hart Youngblood. He was a retired educator, having taught in the Adams County public school system and Davidson School in Jonesville, La.

Mr. Youngblood coached football and basketball for junior and high schools in the surrounding area.

He was a member of the United Baptist Church, where he served until ill health. He also sang and recorded gospel music with the Gospel Inspirations and other various gospel groups.

Mr. Youngblood was preceded in death by his parents; an aunt who reared him, Thelma “Velma” Marks; one brother, Eddrew Youngblood; and one sister, Julian Y. Polk.

Survivors include his wife, Clementeen Abrams Youngblood; one son, Michael Youngblood; other relatives, Cynthia Credit, Stephen Youngblood, Jalieshia Lewis and Cedric Credit; four brothers, William and wife, Lustria, of California, Troy and wife, Carolyn of Mississippi, James and wife, Angie, of Louisiana and Kenneth and wife, Taragenish, of Pennsylvania; four sisters, Earlene Hartfield, Mary Bibbs and husband, William, and Peggy Crosby, all of Texas, and Charlene Price of California; two special cousins, Rayford and Jerry Marks of Mississippi; two sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and a number of other relatives and friends.