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Powell B. Brown

January 27, 2012

Powell B. Brown, 86, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25.  He was born July 24, 1925, in Frisco City, Ala., to the late Robert and Mamie Brown. 
Powell was a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. Powell was a member of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Gloria Mae Brown; two brothers and five sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Melba Jean Brown of Benton; a son, Donald Brown and wife Alicia of Benton; a grandson, Ryan Brown; a sister, Mildred Brown Davis  of Crews Lake, La.; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ashby Funeral Home with the Rev. Robbie Horne officiating. Burial will follow at Fairplay Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan 27, at the funeral home.
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