(April 12, 1947 - October 26, 2017)
Charles “CY” Young, III, longtime Gullah Celebration leader, passed away on October 26, 2017. He also proudly served as a member of the Native Island Business and Community Affairs Association, deacon and Chairman of the Board of Deacons at St. James Baptist Church, a member of the Arthur E. Wiley American Legion Post #42 on Hilton Head, Mitchelville Preservation Project boardmember, and much more. He was a proponent of the Gullah culture and preserving the history of Hilton Head Island. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Jeanette R. Young, and a host of family and friends.
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The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration is an African American history and culture festival hosted annually in South Carolina.