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Monday, March 8, 2004

Lee E. Brown, 90, of Brazil, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent Clay Hospital.

He was born Oct. 4, 1913 in Clay County, the son of Floyd O. and Susan Smith Brown. He married Alice Lucille Doliana Aug. 19, 1939.

He was a member of the Annunciation Church and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Mr. Brown was employed for over 22 years as a coal miner at AMAX Coal. He also worked as a local plumber, auctioneer, and locksmith until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and mushroom hunting.

His parents; three brothers, Carl, Luther, and Joesph; and two sisters, Audrey Deardorff and Laura Westray preceded him in death.

He is survived by one daughter, Jean Wolverton and husband Max, of Valparaiso, Ind.; one son, Melvin L. Brown, of Brazil; two granddaughters, Kristen Wolverton and fiancee Peter Curtis, of Plainfield, and Meredith Klemm and husband Steve of Valparaiso. He is also survived by two brothers, William Brown, of Brazil, and John Brown, of Reelsville; two sisters, Irma Hiatt and husband Chuck, of Sheridan, Ind., and Maude Riley, of Carbon; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew Wolverton and Matthew Klemm.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, with Father Rob Hausladen officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Terre Haute.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Annunciation Church School. Envelopes will be made available at the funeral home. Visit www.moorefuneralhome.us for more information or to send a card of condolence.