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Philanthropist and former Fountain Inn City Attorney Melvin Younts dies at 93

The Melvin and Dollie Younts Conference Center

Last updated September 1, 2022

By Tina Underwood, Contributing Writer

The Greenville Journal remembers philanthropist, Furman University alumnus and former Fountain Inn City Attorney Melvin Younts, who died Aug. 27. The local news source cites several projects and causes the Younts family contributed to, including the Melvin and Dollie Younts Conference Center and Paladin Plaza on the Furman campus. Melvin Younts, a former Furman Advisory Committee member, died at the age of 93. A 1950 alumnus, he studied political science at Furman and received his J.D. from the University of South Carolina.

Melvin Younts and his wife Dollie Isgett Younts (1930-2018) made the naming gift for the Younts Center in 2001. In addition to the conference center and Paladin Plaza, the Yountses have also made significant gifts to Paladin Stadium, John E. Johns Hall and Timmons Arena. In 1972, they provided Furman’s first endowed football scholarship.

Last updated September 1, 2022
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