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News Report: Bank President James Young's Funeral Set for Saturday

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the funeral of James Young, who had been president and chief executive of Citizens Trust Bank, will be held at Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home in Decatur.

The funeral for James E. Young, president and chief executive of , is set for tomorrow, Mar. 3, according to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The newspaper reported that the funeral is at 11 a.m., Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, located at 4347 Flat Shoals Pkwy. in Decatur.

According to a news release earlier this week from Citizens Trust Bank, Young, a Stone Mountain resident, died after a brief cancer battle and is survived by his wife and four children.

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-district 4) issued this statement about Young: “This week, Atlanta and Stone Mountain lost a giant in not only the banking community but our greater DeKalb-Atlanta family as well."

 “James was a unique force who helped transform Atlanta, DeKalb County and the region into a thriving, prosperous and upwardly mobile community. His contributions to our organizations, businesses and foundations will impact us well into the future. He will be sorely missed but his legacy lives on in perpetuity.”

DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis said in a statement:"The State of Georgia and people of DeKalb County have lost a true pioneer, and I have lost a dear friend with the passing of Jim Young."

"Jim’s long and distinguished career in community banking began on the ground floor and he worked his way to the top. Most recently Jim and I worked together on ONE DeKalb Lives, a special project to alleviate the foreclosures in DeKalb County. He was always looking for ways to serve others. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”

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