Elizabeth Young

May 10, 1932April 18, 2021

Former Justice of the Peace, Elizabeth Young, 88, of El Dorado passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021. Born May 10, 1932 in Laurel, MS, she was the daughter of Claude and Francis Lindsey McLain.

Early Sunday morning our sweet mother was called home by her Lord and Savior. After high school she studied at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana where she met her future husband ‘Sonny’, they married in 1952. Sonny’s job as a USDA inspector moved them from Louisiana to California, then Arizona before finally settling in El Dorado. In addition to the roles, she valued most, as wife, mother and grandmother, Elizabeth worked for the El Dorado Public School District, for William P. Cook, CPA, as the Manager of Bradley Woods Apartments and was currently a long time Receptionist at Champagnolle Landing Senior Center, where she treasured her coworkers and friends. Elizabeth served on the Union County Fair Board for a number of years, and was elected to the Union County Quorum Court from 1988 to 1994.

Preceding her in death along with her parents were her husband, Ernst L. Young., Jr., a brother, John McLain and a grandson, Joshua Rainwater.

Survivors include her four sons; Duane Young (Teresa) of Covington, LA, Maury Young (Kellye), Karl Young (Tera) and Jebb Young all of El Dorado and a daughter Karin Rainwater (Jerry) also of El Dorado. Also surviving are two sisters, Virginia Daugherty of Pine Bluff, AR and Barbara Stamps of Covington, LA, sister-in-law, Linda McLain of Covington, LA and grandchildren, Kyle Young and Mikayla Young.

A longtime member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and a kind and gentle Christian lady Elizabeth’s favorite saying was “Blessed are the peace makers”.

Visitation will be held beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Young’s with graveside services at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Arlington Memorial Park with Rev. Jason Yarbrough officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to One Community Church of El Dorado, 701 S. West Ave. building fund.

Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 22, 2021


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Kelly Frisby Roper

April 23, 2021

To my dear childhood neighbors “The young’s” I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was such a precious lady! So sorry that we don’t get the daily paper any more where it easy to keep up with obituaries to be able to attend services!!

Elqnore Lollar

April 22, 2021

Rest In love aunt Liz,

Barbara Scharbor

April 22, 2021

Praying for your family during this time.

Marshall Pumphrey

April 21, 2021

We always enjoyed our visits with you at the airline shows. We have fond memories of your smiling face and hearing about your travel adventures.
We will miss you and we will keep you in our hearts.
Marshall and Roxanne

Florence Cotty

April 21, 2021

Praying for all of you at this sorrowful time! I have many happy memories of childhood vacations, both here in Covington, Louisiana and up there in El Dorado, with Uncle Sonny and Aunt Liz and all my cousins. Aunt Liz was always such a sweet, gentle and comforting presence, and seemed to be the solid ground upon which her family was grounded. She was also the first person to call me "Flo!" Peace be with you all!


April 20, 2021

Jebb, we are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful lady. W are praying for all of your family.


elena nordmeyer

April 20, 2021

Wesley and I are so sorry for your loss Karl. We love you and your family. I pray God's blessings on you and your family. God is good and he will lift you up and give you peace. Elena

Teresa Young

April 20, 2021

Liz was a second mother to me and a close friend. We shared many adventures on our trips together. Her favorite saying was "Have suitcase. Will travel." We traveled to California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, Glacier National Park, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, Washington DC, New York, and New Jersey (the ones I can remember). Internationally we went to British Columbia and other parts of Canada, Mexico, Germany, and Great Britain.

She was always thoughtful and kind. Liz was a joy to be with. I will miss her greatly.

Marva Lang

April 20, 2021

Liz was a wonderful sweet lady, loved her, she will be missed by many!

henry kinslow

April 20, 2021

Well done, thy good and faithful servant! Enjoy your eternal reward.