Jeffrey Brown

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Jeffrey Duane Brown, 47, of Jackson died Tuesday, May 30, 2005, while on vacation in Nassau, Bahamas.

He was born April 11, 1958, in Cairo, Ill., son of Bert and Gertrude Brown. He and Susan Kell were married May 7, 1996, in Jackson.

Brown was a graduate of Shawnee High School at Wolf Lake, Ill., and Shawnee Community High School at Ullin, Ill. He had worked at Rapco in Jackson and at Dana Corp. in Cape Girardeau. He had owned and operated Brown's Guns and Ammo in Jackson the past four years.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Becky Brown of the home; a brother, Mike Brown of McClure, Ill.; three sisters, Patti Fairbanks of Pendleton, Ore., Peggy Benefield and Ollie Benefield of Thebes, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and two brothers.

A memorial service will be held at Antioch Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Glen Hamilton officiating.

Butler Funeral Home in Nassau is in charge of arrangements.