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Franklin H. Youngblood

ATKINSON, NH: Franklin H. Youngblood, 83, died Sept. 20th at
Merrimack Valley Hospital. Mr. Youngblood was the husband of
Ruth A. (Franklin) Youngblood.
Born in Woodstock, GA June 22, 1923, Mr. Youngblood was the
son of the late Azy C. and Ida S. (Grimes) Youngblood.
Mr. Youngblood graduated from Canton High School in
Woodstock, GA. During the war he served in the European
Theater. After moving to Haverhill in 1946 he was employed
at Western Electric, and subsequently began work in the
plumbing trade. In 1959 he organized Youngblood Plumbing &
Heating Co. where he was active for 40 years. Frank gained
much respect and recognition through his involvement within
the local community.The First Baptist Church has played an
intergral role in his life where his served as an Elder,
Deacon, member of the choir, and Sunday School
Superintendent. He was honored with over 40 awards for his
dedicated community service throughout his life including
the first award for Outstanding Service from the Greater
Haverhill Council of Churches, and the B'nai B'rith annual
award for service to the community.He was a member of the
Salvation Army, and the Merrimack Valley United Way, a board
of director at the YMCA, and served as chairman of the
Advisory Board at the Whittier Vo-Tech School to mention
only some of his city involvement.
Besides his wife of 60 years he is survived by his son,
David Youngblood and his wife Mary of Atkinson; daughter,
June Smart and her husband Jay of Haverhill; grandchildren
Tyler Youngblood and Michelle Richardson; sister, Wylene of
Atlanta, GA; brother, Clyde Youngblood and his wife Susan of
Woodstock, GA, and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral
Monday 10:00 at First Baptist Church. Interment at Locust
Grove Cemetery in Merrimac. Calling hours are Sunday 1-4 and
6-8 p.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main
Street, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers contributions may be
made to First Baptist Church, 217 Main Street, Haverhill, MA
01830.



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