ADA — Russell J. Brown, age 84, died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at
2:30 p.m. at his residence in Ada. He was born on June 26, 1930 in
Prestonsburg, Kentucky to Estel and Clara (Baldridge) Brown and they
preceded him in death. He was formerly married to Wanda J. Gossman from
1950 to 1975 and she died on Aug. 8, 2014. In July of 1978, he married
Rose Anna Ball in Virginia and she died on June 14, 2013.
was a retired contractor and he formerly owned several different
businesses in Kenton and Dunkirk. He was the former Mayor of Dunkirk. He
was a member of the St. Mark Lutheran Church of Ada. He was a U.S. Army
Veteran who served during the Korean War and he then served in the U.S.
Army Reserves. Russell was a life time member of the VFW and the AmVets
Posts of Kenton and Ada. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #428 of
Kenton and the Eagles Post #2163 of Kenton. Surviving are two sons:
Russell A. (Donna) Brown of Raymond and Dan L. (Chris) Brown of Ada; a
daughter, Cathy Sue Harris of Naples, Florida; two step sons: Robert
Lambert of Vanlue and Jack (Sue) Lambert of Dola; a step daughter Sandra
(Bill) Farabee of Mechanicsburg; 10 grandchildren and 16 great
grandchildren; a brother, Doug (Joyce) Brown of Ada; two sisters:
Darlene Casper and Jane (Don) Robinson both of Ada.
preceded in death by an infant son, James R. Brown; two brothers: Robert
and Delmer Brown; a sister, Josephine Hackworth. Funeral services will
begin at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at Hanson-Neely Funeral
Home, Ada with Pastor Randy Manns officiating. Burial will be in Preston
Cemetery, Alger with graveside military rites conducted by the Ada VFW
Post #9381 Honor Guard. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept.
2, 2014 at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada and one hour prior to the
service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be
made to the VFW Post #9381 Ladies Auxiliary.
Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely.com.
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