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Obituaries

Obituaries

Arvin "Doc" Carson 1948 - 2008 Lawrence

Memorial services for Arvin "Doc" Carson, 59, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Inurnment will be at a later date in Eastview Cemetery in Big Springs.Mr. Carson died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at his home.He was born Feb. 20, 1948, in Clay Center, the son of John H. and Leona Taddiken Carson. He received a Bachelor of Science in philosophy and psychology from Kansas University. Mr. Carson served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and was stationed in Germany. He owned and operated Doc's Mowing Service. He was a trustee of Big Springs United Methodist Church. He was a 4-H woodworking leader for 20 years and received the Friends of 4-H Award. He was an author and published "Gone Shopping, an Odyssey of Discovery." He also taught a life skill course at Lawrence Continuing Education and organized community discussion groups. He married Sue Shafer on Dec. 20, 1970, in Ada. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include two brothers, John, Bennington, and Roger, Olpe.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to the Douglas County 4-H Doc Carson Memorial Woodworking Award, Big Springs United Methodist Church, Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care or the Minneapolis, Kan., Public Library, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Carson.