Iris Avie Young, age 87 of Asheville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 at her home. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Hobert and Mae Mathis McPeters. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Pate King; two sons, Gary E. Pate and Michael C. Pate.
Iris enjoyed 38 years in the medical profession serving Yancey and Buncombe County. She was a long-time member of Grassy Branch Baptist Church of Asheville. She loved travelling, gardening and her little dog, Jax.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Joan Foy and husband Wes Foy of Spruce Pine; sisters: Jessie Landecker of New York and Mary Ann Miller of Burnsville; grandchildren: Nathan Laws and wife Donna of Spruce Pine, Lance Laws and wife Caitlin of Myrtle Beach, Adam Pate and wife Sheena of Montana, Brittany Horton and husband Derrick of Burlington, Anthony and Corey Pate of Burnsville.
Graveside Services will be held and announced at a later date.
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Young family.
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