unknown undated newspaper clippings from grandma grace's book
typed exactly as written, typos in bold.
CHURCH RITES HELD FOR LEWIS A. BROWN
Funeral services for Lewis Albert Browon, Blue Ridge resident who died unexpectedly Friday, were held Sunday at the Blue Ridge Christian Union church. The Rev. Hubert Carter officiated.
Music was furnished by Juanita McBride, Mildred Smith, Gail Smith, Heslep Courter and Roy Hutchinson sand, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken", and "Precious Memories".
Pallbearers were Ralph Archer, Glen Hockridge, Glenn Taylor, Orville Taggart, Homar Looman and Harley Long.
Wives of the pallbearers carried the flowers. Burial was in the Christian Union Chapel Cemetery.
Mr Brown was born April 11 1881 in Grundy County, a son of William and Jane Blanchard Brown. He was the last of a family of ten children.
He was reared near Trenton and in May 1913 was married to Maggie Smith. They were the parents of five children: Mrs Edith Corbin, Mrs Vermadean McCullough, and Vermal Brown of Trenton. Mrs Lela Mae Burgess and Orval Lewis Stanley, adress unknown.
He also leaves four grandchildren, Cecil Lewis Chambers, Charlene Ann Brown, Sharon,Kay and Janet Mae Brown, of Trenton.
On May 28 1932 he was married to Clara Neill. For the last 30 years he lived in the Blue Ridge community. He was a member of the Christian Union Chapel and in later years had rededicated his life at the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church.
Surviving are the wife of the home, the children and the following stepchildren, Sherman Neill, Gilman City; Lyle Neill, Coffey; Mrs Jesie Lierly, Niles, Michigan; Mrs Gerald Henderson, Kansas City; Garland Neill, Banks, Oregon; Lewis Neill, Berkley, California; and roy Neill, Alameda, California; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends, who he was always willing to lend a helping hand.
the same obit above with different header)
CHURCH RITES HELD FOR LEWS A. BROWN
FORMER GRUNDY COUNTY MAN HAD LIVED 45 YEARS IN BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY
Funeral services for Lewis Albert Brown, Blue Ridge resident who died unexpectedly...
HEART ATTACK FATAL TO GILMAN CITY MAN
handdated Jan 21 1955
Lewis Brown of Gilman City died Friday morning at his home in the Blue Ridge community. Death resulted from a heart attack suffered while sweeping a walk for a neighbor.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2p.m. Sunday at the Blue Ridge church. Burial will be in the Christian Union cemetery.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs Clara Brown of the home, a son, Vermal Brown of Trenton, and two daughters, Mrs Verna Dean McCullough and Mrs Edith Corbin of Trenton.
DROPPED DEAD; WHILE CLEANING SNOW FROM SIDEWALK
Lewis Brown, 73 years old, of Blue Ridge, dropped dead Friday morning while cleaning snow from a sidewalk at the home of a neighbor, Mrs Abbie Morris. He was accustomed to doing the chores each morning.
The Harrison County Coroner was summoned and pronounced death due to a cerebral hemorrhage. Mr Brown spent most of his life in the Blue Ridge community.
Survivors are his wife, Clara Brown, of the home; one son, Vermal Brown; two daughters Mrs Edith Corbin, Mrs Vermadeen McCulley
, all of Trenton, and seven step children.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Blue Ridge, by Rev Hubert Carter and burial was at Old Union cemetery.