RANDLEMAN, N.C. Mary Irene Hodge Younger, age 82, formerly of Randleman, died on Monday, September 23, 2019, at Woodland Hill Care & Rehabilitation, Asheboro. Mrs. Younger was born on February 15, 1937, the daughter of Walter Daniel and Ruby Rakes Hodge. Mary was a native of Stuart, Va. and spent her early years there. She had worked in food service for many years including time at Burlington Mills and at Biscuitville. She was a long-time member of God Outreach Ministries of Asheboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Baxter Younger and her children, Arnold Lee Younger and Pamela Younger Parson. She is survived by one son, Thomas "Tommy" Younger of Randleman, N.C., seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, six great great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 South Main Street, Randleman, N.C. The funeral will be held Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 11 a.m. at God Outreach Ministries, 1828 Rayburn Street, Asheboro, with Pastor Tim Poindexter officiating. Burial will follow in Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro. Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.