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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