Berry Highland South


Mary Lynn (Blazier) Franklin Young

July 10, 1937May 22, 2021

MARY LYNN BLAZIER FRANKLIN YOUNG – (83) of Cocoa passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday morning, May 22, 2021. She had Jesus in her heart and she left this earth for her eternal home in heaven. She was born on July 10, 1937 in South Knox County and lived there until the early 1960's. She lived the rest of her life in Cocoa, FL and she worked as a Secretary/Bookkeeper. She had been a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church when in Knoxville, TN and then after her move she joined Clearlake Baptist Church in Cocoa, FL. She loved her church families, the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, traveling (especially to watch her “babies” play ball!), eating at Cracker Barrel, and most importantly she fiercely loved her family! She was “Sassy”, fun loving and enjoyed sitting with family and friends sharing “stories” on each other.

She was an excellent provider and was a single mom for many years doing “whatever it took” for her and her son. During this time she spent many hours at the baseball field and was her son's #1 FAN and cheerleader. Becoming Grandma Mary was a highlight of her life! She enjoyed spoiling her “babies” and she spent even more time on the bleachers as she attended the Grandchildren's ball games up through their college years. Her eyes would twinkle whenever her Great Grandsons would visit and she decided then that she would be called Granny. One of her last adventures was watching “her boys” play Little League like their Poppa. She was so very proud of her brood! Many of her travel adventures were with her beloved husband, Russell A. Young, Sr. who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by parents, Turner/Orphia Blazier, brothers, Orville, Robert and Eddie Blazier, sister, Juanita Lusk, her first husband, Samuel C. Franklin and her grandson, Davey Franklin.

Survivors include sister, Ruth/Bill France, sister in law, Maxine Blazier, son, David/Dina Franklin, grand daughters, Danielle Franklin and Destin/Matt Low, great-grandsons, Jackson and Grant Low, step sons, Russell, Jr/Carolyn and David Young, step daughter, Victoria Young, step grand daughter, Brittney Young and two step great grandsons.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 11am at Valley Grove Baptist Church, 9000 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. Berry Highland South is honored to be assisting the family with the graveside service and would like to invite you to our website. to view the obituary and offer condolences.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 12, 2021


Mary Lynn (Blazier) Franklin Young

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