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Lauranita Fugate Young

August 13, 1947 — May 5, 2023



Lauranita Fugate-Young, of Knoxville, age, 75 passed away peacefully at her on May 5, 2023, at her home.

Lauranita was a graduate from Flushing High School, in New York City. She born to the late James Author Fugate and Beverly Tyree. She moved to Knoxville, Tennessee at an early age to be closer to her family. She worked at Knoxville College for the president and later retired from K-25. She really loved her family and friends, she was “A wife, a mother, a grandmother too, this is the legacy we have from you.”

Lauranita was proceeded in death by both parents. She is survived by late husband Richard Young, daughters; Madeline Robs and Nina Chase sister; Hilda Salas, niece; Nanette Chase, grandchildren; Kibwe McClure, Michael Robs, DeErik Robs, Tatiana Nelson, James Nelson, and Renee Chase, and cousin Nancy Fugate, 9 great grandchildren; special friend Cathy McDonald, and a host of many other relatives too numerous to mention. The family wants to give a special thanks to god daughter Brianna Robinson, and David Gillette with Mynatt Funeral Home for all your help and support given to the family in their time of bereavement.

The family will host a private memorial and will be announced at a later date. You can express your condolences at

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