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Gloria Swan Young, 83
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Gloria Swan Young, 83, of McMinnville passed from this life Saturday, Feb. 1, at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville.

Born Thursday, June 18, 1936 in McMinnville, she was the daughter of the late B.F. Travis and the late Jessie Gilley Travis. She was in the Central High School class of 1955, she worked and retired from Rockford Mills Inc. as an inspector.

Gloria is survived by her husband Leslie “Dean” Young, two daughters Beverly L. Davenport and husband Jack, Brenda Whiles and husband Mark, two grandchildren Jason Fann and wife LaDonna, Rodney Whiles and wife Detra, five great-grandchildren Jorden Dennis, Brittney Fann Daniel, Noah Fann and wife Delaney, Ashton Whiles, and Maggy Whiles, four great-great-grandchildren Spencer Daniel, Emma Fann, Londyn Dennis, and Easton Dennis, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by her two brothers Derrick Travis and Douglas Travis and two sisters Betty Jordan and Gail Travis.

Funeral service was 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home with Rodney Whiles officiating. Interment followed at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Smartt. Visitation was Monday and Tuesday at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

Gardens of Memory was in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 5, 2020