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Ed Youngblood

Edward Alexander Youngblood, 87, of Union City died Aug. 16, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services will be held at White-Ranson Funeral Home Tuesday at 1 p.m., with Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating.
Burial will follow in Beech Cemetery.
Visitation will be held noon until the funeral hour on Tuesday.
He was born Nov. 19, 1925, in Obion County, son of Dr. Earl Wesley Youngblood and Grace (Glover) Youngblood. He married Sue Graves Youngblood in November 1973. She survives.
He was the owner of the former Youngblood Tire Co. in Union City for 25 years and was also sales manager for Cook Portable Buildings. He was a World War II U.S. Marine corporal and was among the forces who invaded Iwo Jima. He was responsible for the Iwo Jima Memorial and the Medals of Honor Memorial on the Obion County Courthouse lawn. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Union City, was a 65-year Mason and a Shriner.
He is also survived by two sons, Mike Youngblood of Jackson and Pat Youngblood of Washington, D.C.; his daughter, Ginger Victory of Union City; two stepsons, Robin Graves of Jackson and Terry Graves of Martin; seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Ann Wallace and Jeanette Hunziker.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: