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Charles H. Brown, 92, of Flatwoods, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, in Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Hunnewell, a son of the late George and Elizabeth Wooten Brown. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Frances Adkins Brown; and a son, Paul Lee Brown.
Charles was a World War II veteran in the U.S. Navy and served on the U.S.S. Ponaganset.
Mr. Brown was a farmer who loved to hunt, fish and serve people. He retired from Armco in Ashland in 1992. He was a former mayor of the city of Wurtland, former president of Wurtland Lions Club, City Commissioner, Secretary Treasurer of Wurtland Fire Department, Wurtland Band Boosters, Greenup Band Boosters and a Kentucky colonel.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mazie S. Brewer Brown of Flatwoods; four sons, Charles E. Brown of Greenup, Michael Brown of Wurtland, Kenneth Brown of Hunnewell, and Herbert (Carol) Brown of Wurtland; three daughters, Deborah (Jim) Brown of Hunnewell, Kennetha (Donald) Olden of Fort Washington, and Rita (Larry) Fraley of Flatwoods; three stepchildren, Hurlden (Eileen) Evans of Cape Coral, Fla., Kenneth (Irma) Evans of Nicholasville, and Rick (Kim) Wilburn of Grayson; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Elwood Brown of Hunnewell; two sisters, Grace Haskins of Ironton, Ohio, and Christine Cannon of Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Wurtland Nazarene Church with Pastor Scott Hill officiating. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods.
Condolences may be left at baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 14, 2017
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