Ms. Carolyn "Candy" Young Gorrell, 75, of Nashville, formerly of Linden passed away Tuesday July 17, 2018 at Barton House in Nashville surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Nashville to the late Dewey Nolen Young and Billie Frances Halbrook Young. Candy was raisedin Linden, was a member of the First Christian Church and graduated fromLinden High School. She went to The University of Tennessee, Martin prior to transferring to Chicago, IL to purse a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Candy returned to Nashville to begin her career of 35 plus years in Human Services with the State of Tennessee, and was active in state politics throughout her life. She new no stranger and would light up a room with her high energy, spunk and sparkle. She was passionate about life and lived it to the fullest. Her love for family and friends was unwavering. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband Frank C. Gorrell. Survivors include her aunt, Jo Dailey of Linden, Denise Dailey of Nashville, Angela (Jimmy) Horner of Linden, Dr. Jay (Lauren) Smith and son Spencer of Nashville, Ansley Smith of Memphis, brothers David (Donna) Young and Bart (Susan) Young of Linden, nieces Kendyl and Abby Young, nephews Alex, Brock and Bob Young of Linden and a host of other loving family members and many friends.