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Monday, September 24, 2007

åDuane E. Kowitz

Duane E. Kowitz, 71, Brazil, passed away Sept. 20, 2007, at 11:13 a.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held Monday (today), Sept. 24, at 11:00 a.m. at French Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Pippin officiating.

Burial will follow in Clearview Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be provided by the American Legion Post No. 2 and VFW No. 1127. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Post a heart of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.

Robert L. Hein

Robert L. Hein, 82, Brazil, passed away Sept. 21, 2007, at his home.

Graveside services will be at Highland Lawn Cemetery Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. with David Rogers officiating. Military honors will accompany the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Clay County Humane Society. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.

Larry D. Morlan

Larry D. Morlan, 64, Clinton, formerly of Clay County passed away Sept. 21, 2007 at Heritage House Healthcare Facility following an extended illness.

Born Jan. 23, 1944, in Clay County, he was the son of Alvin and Norma Thomas Morlan.

He served in the U.S. Army based in Germany following his graduation. He graduated from Rosedale High School.

He worked for many years at J.I. Case as a fork-lift operator and also in production. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.

In the past he enjoyed farming, following college basketball and playing softball and horseshoes.

Survivors include his son Randy Morlan and wife Julie; daughter Kendra Morlan; two grandsons, Chance Morlan and Bryton Morlan; the mother of his children, Mary Ellen Morlan all of Terre Haute; two brothers Gary Morlan, Sr., Brazil, and Clarence Morlan and wife Julie, Carbon; several nieces and nephews and other extended family.

Services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Lawson-Miller Chapel. Burial will follow at Clear Run Cemetery in Bridgeton.

Military graveside services will be provided by the American Legion and VFW. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 p.m.

Post a heart of condolence at www.lawson-millerchapel.com.

Lendon McKinley "Brownie" Brown

Lendon McKinley "Brownie" Brown, 73, Brazil, passed away Sept. 20, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital.

Born May 14, 1934, in Aurora, Mo., he was the son of Lendon and Rosie Mae "tyke" Elsie Brown.

He worked at Amax Coal Chinook Mine and Bicknell Minerals as Garage Supervisor. Later, he owned and operated Brownies Garage in Brazil. Most recently, he operated LMB Enterprises, performing contract work for Great Dane.

On July 9, 1966, he married Mary "Becky" Brown.

He was an avid NASCAR fan as well as other racing. He was a Colts, Cubs, and Pacers fan. He was a member of the Knightsville Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1955-57.

He was preceded in death by his father Lendon Cloy Brown; brother Billy Ray Cowherd; sister Patience Whited; mother-in-law Maggie Collins; and daughter Kathy June.

He is survived by his mother Tyke Williams and father-in-law Otis Collins; wife Becky; four sons, Jeff Brown and wife Kathy, Greenfield, Ind., Ed Brown and wife Julia, Brazil, Clay Brown and wife Barb, Greenfield, and Billy Brown, Bloomington; two daughters, Cindy Marchione and husband Rich, Anderson, Ind., and Michelle Hughes and husband Bill, Carrier Mills, Ill.; sister-in-law Debbie Campbell and husband Dick, sister-in-law Peggy Walden and husband Jim, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and other family, dear friends and neighbors, and loving dog Maisy.

He was a loving husband and outstanding father and grandfather.

Services were conducted Saturday at Lawson Miller Chapel, Saturday, with Pastor Tom Hess officiating. Masonic and military services will be held at the funeral home in conjunction with the services.

Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his memory.