Florence Pennington Hartsock Young, age 93 of Berwind, WV died Thursday, February 6, 2020 at her home. Born May 30, 1926 at Bartley, WV she was a daughter of the late Roby and Ora Lawson Pennington. She was of the Methodist faith. Mrs. Young attended Caretta Elementary School, Coalwood Junior High, and was a 1944 graduate of Big Creek High School. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of twenty years, Emmett Pierce Hartsock; sisters, Lucille Wilson and June Roberts; brothers, Jackie Lee, James and Daniel Pennington.
She is survived by her husband of fifty four years, Charles Lee Young, Jr.; sons, Charles Lee Young, III and wife, Laurie of Dumfries, VA and Emmett Hartsock, Jr. of Charleston, WV; daughters, Anne Hartsock Bauguess Riffe and husband, Joe of Bluefield, VA, Lee Hartsock Pearson and husband, Scott of Daytona Beach, FL, and Janet Hartsock Barker and husband, Cecil of Princeton, WV; brothers, Eugene and John Pennington both of Princeton, WV; fifteen grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews that she loved as her own.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM Monday, February 10, 2020 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM with Pastor Darrell Long officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA. Pallbearers are Charles Lee Young, III, Charles Lee Young, IV, Brian Hartsock, Michael Hartsock, Scott Pearson, and Joe Riffe. Jerry Allen Hoops and Steve Johnson are honorary pallbearers.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at