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James Curtis Brown

James Curtis Brown, 82 of Morgantown, Ky. passed away at 8:40am on Friday, January 10, 2014 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville after a long illness.

Mr. Brown was a resident of Russellville, KY since retiring in 1971 from the U.S. Navy  as a Chief Petty Officer after 20 years of service. He was very proud of his military service having served the United Stated in the Korean & Vietnam Wars.  He was a decorated Recruit Commander at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois.  After his military service he went on to a career & retirement from TVA.  He was a lifetime member of  The American Legion and an Expert Marksman.

A native of Morgantown Mr. Brown was born October 30, 1931 the son of the late Burn Brown and Erie Hawes and husband of the late Barbara Brown.

Survivors include 1 son, James Curtis Brown Jr. of Morgantown, 3 daughters, Vetra Mallory and husband Barry of Franklin, Ky., Marie Williams of Franklin, Ky., Teresa Hightower  and partner William Robertson of Salt Lake City, UT.; 1 step-daughter Joe Ann Barrett and husband Trull of Seattle, WA.; 8 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and his best friend & companion of 18 years Marjorie Flener of Morgantown.

Funeral Service will be held at Smith Funeral Home, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Jimmy Blackwell and Bro. Mike Whitaker officiating . Burial will follow in the Hill Haven Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 6:00pm - 8:00 pm- Monday 8:00am- 8pm and Tuesday 8am until service time at 2pm at the Smith Funeral Home in Morgantown, Ky.

Memorial Contributions to:
 American Lung Association-Midland State Chapter-KY,MI,OH,TN
1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43228
T:614-279-1700/ F:614-279-4940/ E:

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