Jay Younce of Blowing Rock and Pinehurst passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Life Care Center in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

He was born on May 2, 1934 in Ashe County, soon moved with his family to Lenoir, and later resided in Blowing Rock.

After graduation from Oak Hill in Lenoir, Jay enlisted in the Marines, and later became an insurance agent. However, he was most known for his love of golf and was an avid player at Blowing Rock Country Club and also in the Pinehurst area, winning many trophies and events.

Married twice, Jay is survived by his wife Deatra of the home, and also by brothers, sisters, children, stepchildren, and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 4:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1218 Main Street, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 28605 or to Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 2600, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Younce family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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