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Charles Everett Brown Jr., 73, of Versailles, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at his residence. Born on March 18, 1946, in Versailles, he was the son of the late Charles and Emma Brown. He was a lifelong resident of Woodford County. He graduated from Woodford County High School in 1964, where he played basketball, football and track, achieving many records that still remain. A member of the Army Reserves, he was employed with IBM, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and the Woodford County Sheriff’s Department. He was an active member and longtime custodian of St. Paul AME Church in Versailles. For many years, he owned his own lawn care service. In addition to his wife of 51 years, Geraldine Collins Brown, he is survived by two daughters, Chantel (Vincent) Bingham, Versailles; and Charliese (Robert) Lewis, Lexington; a son, Charles (Iris) Brown III, Versailles; a brother, Willey (Dorice) Brown, Nicholasville; four sisters, Barbara Parker, Tommie Cole, both of Versailles; Myrtle Granville and Charlene (James) Henderson, both of Lexington; five grandchildren, Dwayne Depp II, Nieveliz Brown, Chloe Lewis, Serenity Davis and Adonis Moreno; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary “Mae” Toller. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Versailles United Methodist Church, 230 Paynes Mill Road, Versailles, by Pastor William R. T. Hale of St. Paul AME Church, Versailles. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the church. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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