Elsie M. Girlinghouse Young, 89, of Orange, went to her heavenly home on Aug. 19. She was born on Oct. 9, 1924 to Rodney C. and Bertha F. (Barron) Girlinghouse in Nebo, La.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Walton Elroy Young, Sr.; parents, Rodney and Bertha Girlinghouse; brothers, Bud and Johnny Girlinghouse; and sister, Bernice Gibson.

She is survived by her children, W. E. Young, Jr. and wife, Nell, Louise Savoy and husband, Bruce, Linda Crump and husband, Herschel, Ruth Chesson and husband, Clary, Rodney Young and wife, Cindy, and Sharon Smith and husband, Jimmy; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her siblings, M. J. Girlinghouse, Mary Carrier, JoAnn Putman, Melvin Girlinghouse, Ralph Girlinghouse, and numerous nieces and nephews; niece Renee Daniels and friends, Dennis Bell and Al Lyons, who held a special place in her heart.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Friday, Aug. 22, at Second Baptist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Pastor Keith Pennington and Pastor Bobby Hoffpauir. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bruce Mosier, Brien Savoy, Mike Young, Al Lyons, Christian Young, Dennis Bell, and James Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Second Baptist Church in Bridge City, 340 Bland Drive, Bridge City, TX 77611.