JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Water Brown 
Bluford

Walter G. Brown, 82, of Bluford, died at 3:34 a.m. today at Good 
Samaritan Hospital.

He was a retired carpenter and a retired employee of Mt. Vernon Car 
Shops.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Bluford 
Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bob Hill officiating.  Burial will be in 
East Hickory Hill cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Born in Indiana on Nov. 11, 1891, he was the son of John H. and Melvina 
(McCoy) Brown.

He was first married to Gertie Mae Staley, who preceded him in death.  
He later married Emma Layne, who survives.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bluford.

Besides his wife, Emma, survivors include two sons, Willie, Rochelle, 
and Floyd, stationed at Turkey in the U.S. Air Force; three daughters, 
Mrs. Vera Beckham, Bonnie, Mrs. Velma Greenwalt, Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. 
Lavada Morgan, Independence, Mo.; two step-sons, C.L. Layne, Ottawa, 
and Bill Layne, Waterloo, Iowa; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Betty Rollinson, 
Centralia; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, seven 
step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lorraine, two brothers and 
six sisters.

**Note from Sandy:
Gravestone at East Hickory Hill Cemetery 
shows Walter died 15 Apr 1974.

Source: Newspaper clipping 
Date: unknown
Submitted by: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer
Relationship - Husband of 1st cousin, 3 times removed
 

 

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