Marine Sgt. Ian M. Tawney

Dec. 3, 1984 - Oct. 16, 2010

Marine Sgt. Ian M. Tawney, 25, of Dallas died Oct. 16 in Helmand Province of Afghanistan. This was his fifth deployment overseas.

He was born in Salem to John and Theda Chandler Tawney.

Ian grew up in Dallas and graduated from Dallas High School in 2003. He married Ashley Stevenson on July 30, 2005, in La Jolla, Calif.

A military procession will escort his return to Dallas between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. The procession will enter on Ellendale Avenue and down Main Street and will end at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

Service with full military honors is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Faith Evangelical Free Church. Interment will follow at Dallas Cemetery with the assistance of the Patriot Guard Riders.

Contributions are suggested to the Sgt. Ian Tawney Memorial Fund at the Dallas Branch of Bank of America in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

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