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Louise Young Gossett

September 14, 1923 — May 14, 2023

Silas Creek Chapel

Louise Young Gossett

Louise Young Gossett, 99, died May 14, 2023, at Salemtowne Retirement Community. She was born September 14, 1923, In Covington, VA to Elsie Lawson and Joseph Bunger Young. Dr. Gossett was Professor of English at Salem College for 19 years, retiring in 1985. Previously she taught at Mercer University, Macon, GA; San Antonio Junior College, San Antonio, TX; and high schools in Minnesota and Georgia. She earned her B.A. degree in English at Berea College, her M.A. degree in American Studies at the University of Minnesota; and her Ph.D. in English at Duke University. Her book, Violence in Recent Southern Fiction: 1940-1960, reflects her special interest in Southern literature. She developed the first course in Southern literature to be taught at Salem College.

Dr. Gossett was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Thomas F. Gossett of Wake Forest University. She is survived by her brother Charles Joseph Young and his wife June of Tucson, AZ; nieces Jennifer Schulman, Vicki Huber, and Nola Palmer of Littleton, CO; nephew Jerry Walker of Manassa, VA; and great-nephew Micah Schulman of Littleton, CO.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on May 23rd at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Memorials may be made to the Senior Adult Ministry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 520 Summit Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, or to the Forsyth Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church

520 Summit St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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