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Chester Brown

Mr. Chester Brown, age 66, died Saturday morning, March 8, 2014, at his home in rural Lawrence County. Services for Mr. Brown were held on Thursday, March 13 at Laird Mortuary Chapel, with Pastor Larry Daniels of Oak Grove MB Church officiating. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Brown was the son of the late Charlie Brown and the late Lillie Mae Brown of rural Lawrence County. At an early age he joined the Oak Grove Church and remained a member until his death. Mr. Brown was reared and educated in Lawrence County graduating from McCullough High School prior to enlisting in the United States Army.

After his discharge from the Army, Mr. Brown attended Alcorn College, and worked much of his adult life as a cross-country truck driver, and as manager of Asgrove Organics.

Mr. Brown married the former Julia Ford in 1993.

Mr. Brown’s survivors include his wife, Julia F. Brown of Monticello; one daughter Shenella (Mike) Wright of Paramont, CA; four sisters, Jerelene Bums of Monticello, Charlene Bridges of Jackson, Mattie (Fred) Saddler of Madison and Martha (Frank) Jones of St. Louis, MO; four brothers, Earl Brown Monticello, Donnell Brown of Jackson, Willie (Helen) Brown of Moss Point, and Allen (Pat) Brown of Chicago, IL; four step-sons, Jimmy (Cathy) Martin, John Ford, Vincent Ford, all of Monticello, and Kenneth Ford of Seattle; two sisters-in-law, Hattie Brown of Sontag, and Margaree Evans of San Jose, CA; a number of grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.