Thursday, June 29, 2006

Alfred Calvin Brown, 69, of Purdy, passed away Monday, June 26, 2006, in his home. He was born Dec. 25, 1936, in Crane, the son of William and Mary (Ryan) Brown.

He was united in marriage to Christine Lewis April 1, 1983, and they had made their home in the Purdy area since 1990 coming from Monett. Before retiring, he worked for Dayco for over 21 years. He attended Grace Community Church in Mt. Vernon.

Survivors include: his wife, Christine; six sons, Jeff Brown, of Aurora, Chris Brown, of Republic, Mark Brown, of Mt. Vernon, Brian Lewis and Steve Lewis, both of Bella Vista, Ark., and Greg Lewis, of Hoyt, Kan.; one daughter, Cynthia Bragg, of Purdy; one sister, Dorothy Thelander, of Nevada; and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Grace Community Church, Mt. Vernon, with Mark Brown and Rev. Steve Hick officiating. Burial will be at Crane Community Cemetery under the direction of Manlove-Stumpff Funeral Home, Crane.