BROWN, Fred Edward

Date of birth: 15 May 1918, Johnsonville, Illinois

Date of death: 3 Jun 2000, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Shelbyville News, Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana, June 5, 2000

Fred E. Brown
      Fred E. Brown, 82, Franklin, who has friends 
in Shelby County, died Saturday at Johnson 
Memorial Hospital, Franklin.  Born May 15, 1918, 
in Johnsonville, Ill., he was the son of Henry J. 
and Bess (Bullard) Brown. 
      He married Ruth S. (Snepp) Brown on March 
4, 1949, and she survives.  .Mr. Brown was a 
veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.  
He graduated from Franklin High School in 1936, 
and was owner and president of F.R.B. Farms Inc., 
Franklin.  He was a member of Grace United 
Methodist Church, Franklin, and National Corn 
Growers Association.  He was also a former advisor 
for the FFA chapter at Franklin Community High 
School and former representative for Pioneer 
Hybrid Seeds.  
      Other survivors include one daughter, Carolyn 
B. Roebuck, Franklin; two sons, David H. Brown 
and Mark E. Brown, both of Franklin; seven grand-
children; and two great-grandchildren.  He was 
preceded in death by two brothers.
      Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wed-
nesday at Vandivier-Parsley Funeral Home, Franklin, 
with the Rev. John A. Cheesman officiating.  Burial 
will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin.  Friends 
may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral 
home.  Memorial contributions may be made to 
Southwestern FFA, 3406 W. 600S, Shelbyville, IN, 

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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