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Billy Dean Brown

Billy Dean Brown, 82, Russell, formerly of Plainville and Texas, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at his home.

He was born Feb. 1, 1931, in Snomac, Okla., to Jessie and Sarah (Easley) Brown. He was a 1949 graduate of Russell High School.

He married Shirley Davis on June 15, 1958, in Russell. From 1961 to 1966, he worked for the electric department for the City of Russell. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1952 to 1954.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, of the home; a son, Billy Brown, Plainview, Ill.; a daughter, Carol Engels, North Port, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and seven-and-a-half great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Gorham Community Church; burial in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Gorham, with military rites by Russell VFW Post No. 6240 Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, with family present to greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.