Burly G. Brown, son of the late Conard Brown and Bessie Wills Brown, was born on April 12, 1934, in Kennett and died at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on June 20, 2007, at the age of 73.
Mr. Brown was a farmer for many years, a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter.
On Nov. 24, 1953, he was united in marriage to Bonnie L. Fulbright in Caruth. Mrs. Brown preceded him in death on March 21, 2005.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Patrick J. Brown and Karen of Essex; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tracey Pope and Eddie of Dexter and Monica Dodson and Dennis, also of Dexter; seven grandchildren, Dede Pope Bennett, and Zachary Pope both of Dexter, Jesse Brown, Lane Brown, and Laura Brown, all from Essex, Gena Dodson Driskill and Darin Dodson, both of Dexter; three great-grandchildren, Chelsea Bennett, Peyton Driskill, and Shelby Driskill, all of Dexter; three brothers, Frank Brown of Kennett, Willard Brown of Green Valley, Ill.,, and Ronnie Brown of Tupelo, Miss.; three sisters, Roberta Champ of Kennett, Norma Taylor of Beavercreek, Ohio, and Teresa Tate of Jonesboro, Ark.; also other family and a host of friends.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Brown and Wayne Brown; also one sister, Peggy Chailland.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2007. Visitation will also be held on Friday June 22, 2007 starting 10 a.m. in the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett. Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, June 22, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett with Rev. Vaughn Wright officiating.
Interment will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.