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James Rudell Brown, 91, of Madisonville, KY, formerly of Providence, KY, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Deaconess Gateway in Newburgh, IN.

He was born July 2, 1930 in Providence, KY to the late Grover Cleveland Brown and Clara Curneal Brown. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Faye Ellen Johnston Brown; his recent wife, Margaret Tinsley Brown; his daughter, Pamela Faye Taylor; and siblings, Lucille, Margaret, Fanny Earl, Johnny C., Rudene, and Wilson.

Mr. Brown worked at Dotiki Mine as a section foreman. He was also an Army Veteran who served during the Korean War. He was a past member of Diamond Baptist Church, past commander at the VFW, and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Providence. He loved fishing and competed in many fishing tournaments with many trophies to show for them.

He is survived by one son, James L. (Jocelyn) Brown of Albion, IL; eight grandchildren, and seventeen great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday September 1, 2021 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home — Providence Chapel with his son officiating. Burial will follow at Fox Cemetery in Providence.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.barnettstrother.com.

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