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Monday, December 11, 2006


Sad news from The Bluegrass Blog:
We are deeply saddened to share the news that Dempsey Young, an original member of The Lost & Found, passed away early Sunday morning. His unique mandolin style and quick smile were as much a part of the band as Allen Mills’ distinctive voice. Allen and Dempsey kept Lost & Found on the road together with myriad personnel changes since they formed the group in 1973. Dempsey will be missed by his family and a great many friends in bluegrass music.
Allen Mills of The Lost & Found asked that we post this for him, in response to the many folks who have expressed condolences regarding the death on Sunday morning of their dear friend and bandmate, Dempsey Young.
"The out-pouring of love - the calls, emails, thoughts and prayers from our friends and fans has been absolutely overwhelming. We sincerely appreciate everyone and everything, for accepting and enjoying our 33 years of music together. Our fans and our God will determine our future…continue to keep us in your prayers."
The Lost & Found Band
Allen Mills, Scottie Sparks, Ronald Smith and Jerry Williamson
The Young Family
A fund has been established for the benefit of Dempsey Young's wife and children. Contributions can be sent to:
Dempsey Young Memorial Fund
c/o Franklin Community Bank
400 Old Franklin Turnpike, Suite 100
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Dempsey is survived by his wife Lynette, daughters Stephanie and Demetra living at home, and son Christopher (USAF), stationed in Qatar. The memorial fund is to assist Lynette and the children, particularly with education expenses. He also leaves 3 brothers, Steve, Randy and Scott all of Wirtz, VA and several extended family members. His band family consists of Allen Mills, business partner for over 33 years, Scottie Sparks and Ronald Smith.
Condolences can be sent to:
Lynette Young
3467 Bonbrook Mill Road
Boones Mill, VA 24065
Lost & Found
7915 Charity Highway
Ferrum, VA 24088
6:00 - 9:00 PM - Wednesday, December 13, 2006
1:00 PM - Thursday, December 14, 2006
Lynch Funeral Home
140 Floyd Avenue
Rocky Mount, VA 24541


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