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Emory Lyon dies




Emory Paul Lyon, 94, of Woolrich, Penn., died May 7.

A son of the late Dr. John L. and Marinda Sparks Lyon, he was born at Sandy Hook and grew up at Van Lear. He was married to the late Grace E. Hilsenbeck Lyon, and was a brother of the late Silva L. Lyon, Clarence Lyon, Ernest F. Lyon, and Beatrice Cole. He was a member of the Woolrich Methodist Church.

Lyon taught music at War, W.Va.; Jenkins; Waverly, Ill.; and Lovington, Ill. He served in the Special Services Branch of the U.S. Army during World War II, providing entertainment for the troops. Following his military service, he returned to Jenkins and taught for six years. He taught in Highland, Ill., from 1951 until his retirement in 1973, and served as director of bands and director of the music department. His band played at the New York World’s Fair in 1965.

He is survived by a daughter, Linda L. Frye and husband Veryl F. “Skip”, Lock Haven, Penn.; two grandchildren, John G. Frye and wife Michelle, Adrian, Mich., and Lisa M. Herron and husband Chad, Hummelstown, Penn.; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon Frye and Evan Frye, both of Adrian, Mich.

Funeral services were held May 12 at the First Congregational Church in Highland, Ill. Burial was in the Highland City Cemetery.


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