MOUNT VERNON — Laurence A. Downing, 56, of Mount Vernon died Nov. 24, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital. He was born Dec. 7, 1948, in Orlando, Fla., to Laurence and Alva (Wilkes) Downing.
He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer L. (Frank) Downing, to whom he had been married 16 years; a son, Laurence “Lance” Downing, and daughter, Leslie Downing, both of the home; two brothers, Ken (Pam) Downing of Lincoln, Neb., Dave (Sandy) Downing of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Karin (Freddy) Grob of Switzerland; his mother, Alva Downing of Avon Park, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Laurence R. Downing.
A memorial service will be held today at 7 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church, with Pastor Peter Simpson officiating. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon Academy, 511 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
A. Dean Ferris Service Notice
MOUNT VERNON — Funeral for Arthur Dean Ferris will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, with Pastor Thomas Booth officiating. Calling hours will be Wednesday from noon until service time. Burial, with military graveside honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will be in Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Ferris, of Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the VA hospital in Cleveland.
MOUNT VERNON — Luella “Shorty” Majors Izenberg, 49, of Mount Vernon died Nov. 25, 2005, at her residence. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. The full obituary will appear in Tuesday’s edition of the Mount Vernon News.
Mary Ann Lambert
UTICA — Arrangements are incomplete for Mary Ann Lambert of Utica, who died Nov. 27, 2005, at Whispering Hills Care Center, Mount Vernon. Law-Baker Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Judith Anne Lemley
FREDERICKTOWN — Judith Anne Lemley, 56, of High Street, Fredericktown, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at her home. These services are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.