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Son of Samuel Stokley Lansdown and Hester Ann (Miller) Lansdown Lewis Lansdown the son of Samuel Stokley Lansdown and Hester Ann (Miller) Lansdown was born May 27, 1922, in Squires, and departed this life Nov. 25, 2005, at the age of 83.
Lewis was a resident of the Ava area for the past 19 years moving here from Rogersville. He was a farmer and was employed as a custodian for the Missouri State University.
Lewis was a World War II veteran. He loved coon hunting, playing pitch, but most of all spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Lewis and Julia Mae Davis were united in marriage June 29, 1946, in Mtn. Home, Ark. Lewis and Julia were blessed with two daughters.
Lewis was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; five brothers, Troy, Abner, Marion, Leroy and Martin; and four sisters, Bessie Schindler, Oma Davis, Eunice Turner and Ada Graham.
He is survived by two daughters, Shirley Atchison and husband, Herman, and Sheryl Medlock and husband, Billy, all of Ava; grandchildren, Russell and Jaime Grider, Erin and Benjie Hurd, Robin and Gary Mitchell, Lori Grider and Heath Grider; great-grandchildren, Dalton Grider, Benjamin, Adam and Briar Hurd, Kevin and Ely Mitchell; one brother, Ira Lansdown, Midway, Ark.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Revs. Tom Johnson and Oren Alcorn officiating. Interment was in the Murray Cemetery. Military graveside services were conducted by American Legion Post 112 and V.F.W. 5993. Memorial contributions may be made to the Murray Cemetery.