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Bo Brown

Monday, July 29, 2002

SIKESTON - James Lee "Bo" Brown, 45, died at 1:10 p.m. July 27, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center.

Born Sept. 5, 1956, in Wyatt, son of Riley and Ruth Ketchum Brown of Charleston, he had lived in Charleston and Sikeston most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army and was of the Protestant faith.

In 1981, he married Phyllis West, who survives of the home.

Surviving in addition to his parents and wife are: three sons, James Brown Jr. of Clovis, N.M., Kenneth Brown of Philadelphia, Penn., and Jason Stockton of Tallahassee, Fla.; four daughters, Tonya Scarborough of Sikeston, Jamie Lynn Gates of Jacksonville, Fla., Popsie Morphis of Cape Girardeau and Tamara West of Matthews; three brothers and sisters-in-law, the Rev. Gary and Becky Brown of Herrin, Ill., John and Virginia Brown of California, Mo., and Riley "Pete" and Linda Brown of Huntsville, Texas; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Harold Murphree of Calvert City, Ky., Angie and Dwayne "Barney" Barnett of Sikeston, Vanessa Brown of Charleston and Kim and Larry Buttry of Wyatt; and 16 grandchildren.

One sister, Lisa Brown; his grandparents, Jack and Gladys Ketchum; and one nephew preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Robert Gardener, pastor of the Bible Tabernacle Church of Bloomfield, will officiate.

Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of the McMikle Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be the Rev. Gary Brown, John Brown, Riley "Pete" Brown, Barney Barnett, Larry Buttry and Harold Murphree.

Honorary pallbearers will his nephews and a special friend, Roy Lee Surface.