Virgil Shipley/Mount Vernon News

A somber crowd gathered around the Mount Vernon High School spirit rock Thursday night to pay respects to math teacher and former wrestling coach John Brown, who died in a car accident Wednesday while visiting family in West Virginia. A celebration of Brown’s life will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Vineyard Church of Knox County, 806 Harcourt Road, Mount Vernon. A service will follow. Request this photo



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