Funeral services for Elmo Young Jr. , 68, of Ratio, will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 18 at C.V. White High School.

Funeral services for Elmo Young Jr. , 68, of Ratio, will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, March 18 at C.V. White High School. Rev. James Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 17 at Brown's Home for Funerals. 

Elmo Young Jr. was born Aug. 29, 1948 in Ratio to Elmo Young Sr. and Estella Young.

Elmo was affectionately known as "Uncle Man."

He accepted Christ as his personal savior at the Gumwood Missionary Baptist Church.

Elmo worked for many years as a farmer in the Phillips County area until his health began to fail.

He was a very loving and funny person that loved to dance and spend time with his family. 

Elmo departed this life on Monday, March 13, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Sherwood.

Elmo is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Willie Lee Young, Eugene Young and Andrew Harris and a sister, Dorothy Gibson.

Elmo leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Patricia Young, Michelle Moody of Helena-West Helena and Edwina Young of Lake View; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; nine brothers and sisters, Alex Harris, Ira Lee (Pat) Young of Tyler, Texas, Emmer McGarry of Chicago, Illinois, Forestine Tye, Vivian (Preston) Jefferson, Thelma (J.C.) Watson,  all of Ratio, Sylverstine (Homer) Wells of Little Rock, Sylvester (Juanita)Young and Elvin Harris of Helena-West Helena; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook at: www.brownshomeforfuneralsinc.com