Smith, Pearline Young

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amem_rose1.jpgPearline Gwen Young Smith, 82, of Pulaski, Va., passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Minnie Akers Sutphin; and her first and second husbands, Walter Lee Young and Charles L. Smith; as well as seven siblings.

Pearline is survived by her son, Tony Young; grandson, Tyler Young; brother, Draper Sutphin; and sister, Sibil Lester; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to Karin “Kay” Gravely, one of her nieces, who took care of her in her final days, and thank you to Marcia with Medi-Hospice.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 1, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2015, in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles DeHart officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Online condolences for the family may be left by visiting