Newman “Lenual” Brown, 79

Published 12:59 pm Thursday, January 3, 2019

Newman “Lenual” Brown, 79, of Crab Orchard, Ky., passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 peacefully as he was surrounded by his family, at Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Ky.

Born in Lincoln County on January 17, 1939, Lenual was a son of the late Thelma Bryan (Simpson) and Cecil Alfred “Buck” Brown. He was the husband of Virginia M. (Nicholas) Brown whom he married on August 8, 1959. Lenual was a retired employee from Ford Motor Company having worked for 30 years and three months. He was a faithful member of Bethel Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia M. Nicholas Brown; two sons, Wendell and Rodger Brown; one daughter, Melissa Brown; three grandchildren, Kyle and Jordan Brown and Shyanne Denny; one sister, Sharon Gentry; one brother, Ron and wife Joyce Brown; and sister-in-law, Carol Brown.

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In addition to his parents, Lenual was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Brown in 1999; and a brother-in-law, Carlos Gentry in 2003.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dwight McMullin officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Jan. 3) at McKnight Funeral Home.

Casketbearers include Jordan and Kyle Brown, Keaton Lunsford, Mike, David and James Nicholas. Honorary pallbearers include Russell Dunaway, Arlis Proctor, Bobby Proctor, Novice Gentry, Ron Brown, Billy Griffin and Vernon Price.