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March 12, 2007

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Ernest H. Brown

1932 – 2007

MOREHEAD – Ernest H. Brown, 74, of Big Perry Road went to be with the Lord Sunday afternoon, March 11, 2007 from the St. Claire Regional Medical Center after an illness of several months.

He was born on May 16, 1932 in Rowan County, Kentucky the son of the late Harry Lee Brown and Zella Stone Brown.

Mr. Brown was a member of East End Church of God. He served in the United States Army from March 1953 to 1955 in the 101 Airborne Infantry at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky and Tank Division at Fort Benning, Georgia. Mr. Brown was a heavy equipment operator and he belonged to the Operator Engineer Local #181 in Ashland and Lexington. He was a wonderful husband, daddy and papaw. Mr. Brown enjoyed caring for his yard, hunting and raising a big garden and sharing it with the neighbors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Conn, one brother, James Vernon Brown and two brothers-in-law, Douglas Giles and James Conn.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 1/2 years, Amanda Fern White Brown of Morehead, three sons, Ernest Randy Brown, James Keith Brown and Dwight Linn Brown and his wife, Lesa all of Morehead, one daughter, Vanessa Fannin and her husband, James of Morehead, three grandchildren, Alicia E. Stidam and her husband, Mark, Stefani B. Smith and her husband, Daniel and Jessica Lynn Brown, three great-grandchildren, Lauren Stidam, Lindsey Stidam and Kenna Sue Smith, one brother, Tennis Brown and his wife, Betty of Morehead and two sisters, Inez Springer and her husband, Norman of Cincinnati, Ohio and Edith Giles of Louisville, Kentucky. Also, he leaves many friends and family members who will miss him.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 14, 2007 in the chapel of the Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home with Brother Ray Glover and Brother Norman Springer officiating. Burial will follow in the Sardis Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside by Morehead American Legion Post No. 126. Visitation is after 5:00 P.M. Tuesday.

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