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Lawrence Dale "Larry" Mefford, 63, of Ashley, Illinois passed away at 9:10 A.M. Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Illinois. He was born Thursday, July 2, 1953 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to parents, Wilbur & Theresa A. (Lynch) Mefford.
In honor of Lawrence's wishes all services will be private.
"Larry" is survived by his mother: Theresa Mefford of Mount Vernon, Illinois, sons: Mark David Mefford and fiancée Ginnie Gesell of Benton, Illinois and Matthew Mefford of Pennsylvania, grandchildren: Quinn Cynthia Mefford; Sylas Mefford; Kase Mefford; Katlyn Easley; Zackery Easley; Matthew Mefford, Jr.; and Olivia Rose Mefford, uncle: Lennon Mefford and wife Laura of Woodlawn, Illinois, and two aunts: Barbara Nell Powers of Belleville and Pauline Hamilton and husband Mickey of Belleville, Illinois. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
His father and sister: Cindy Ann Mefford preceded him in death.
Mr. Mefford served our country in the United States Marine Corps from September 1, 1971 to August 31, 1973 then worked as a welder for the Canadian National Railroad. He was a member of the Mount Vernon American Legion Post #141 and was of the Catholic faith.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Donor's Choice and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on September 30, 2016
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