After almost a century of Upshur County living, she has seen many changes.
She has been an active citizen of the county for 94 years and has served her community doing good things for many years.
As a girl, she belonged to the 4-H Club and was a volleyball player for the Buckeyes of Gilmer High School.
She has been in Eastern Star for 67 years.
Mrs. Young was Mother Advisor for the Rainbow Girls for 15 years and a Bluebird group leader for four years.
She worked at Fannin Plumbing for 20 years.
She became a member of the First Baptist Church in 1954, where she taught Sunday School for 4-year-olds, training union and Sunbeams.
She and her husband Floyd Fannin went on a mission trip to Tennaine, N.M. and helped build a clinic for the Indians. She also went on three missions to south Texas as one of the cooks for the group.
She and Mildred Sisson bought and packed everything that was to be taken in an economical way, such as freezing ice in milk cartons to take.
Mrs. Young and her daughter catered the Rotary Club at the Country Club for about five years, with all the lady golfers enjoying the leftovers of her good cooking afterward. She also cooked for many wedding rehearsal dinners.
She and Mildred were best friends and they worked getting the Senior Citizen Club started and always opened the doors and cleaned the Yamboree Building before the dance.
Mrs. Young belonged to a quilting club at Pine Acres Community Center and has quilted many quilts. She has made five Yamboree dresses and many dance costumes for the Yamboree and Junior-Senior Banquets.
She has always been there to do her part for anything she was called on to do.
Most of all she has been a good mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, her family says.
Her mother and father were James A. Porter and Connie Amanda Lee Rash Porter. She married Floyd Fannin and their children are Connie Duke and LaJuan Allison, and sons-in-law Wendell Duke and Elvis Allison.
Grandchildren are Darry Wynn Duke, Cara Lynn Pettitt, Tanya Seleste Hooker, Tyler Chayne Duke, Christy Tucker and Jamie McAllister.
Great-grandchildren are Colt Bickerdike, Dakota Bickerdike, Caleb Pettitt, Zoe Tucker, Aubrey Tucker, Isaic Tucker, Cory McAllister, Bret McAllister, Brianne Duke, Connor Duke, Reily Hooker, Grayson Hooker and Carly Hooker.