Sunday, July 26, 2009

Obituary: John Brown, 80

John G. Brown, 80, of Marion died Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Crittenden Hospital. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Frances Masonic Lodge No. 580 and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Brown of Marion; children, Bruce and wife Suzzanne Brown of Marion, Wayne and wife Joyce Brown of Eddyville and Delores Sunderland of Marion; a brother, Chester Brown of Marion; sisters, Bobbie Brasher of Marion, Betty Jean Fitzgerald of Marion and Ada Nell Peek and Cathy Nelson, both of Indiana; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Naomi Cox Brown and six sisters.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 15 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Frances Cemetery. Masonic Rites were given at the funeral home Tuesday and military rites were given at the cemetery on Wednesday.

Source: The Crittenden Press, July 16, 2009

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