Ronald K. Brown

Ronald Keith "Brownie" Brown, 76, of Eleanor, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2014 at his residence after a long battle with cancer with his family by his side.

Ron was born December 21, 1937 at Ovapa, West Virginia to the late Earley and Dicie Park Brown. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Audra Hopkins, Arbutus Brady and Geraline Samples; brothers, Denvil and Glenvil "Bung" Brown; his former wife, Elwanda Brown; and grandson, Leland Brown, II.

He loved his church family at Buffalo Church of the Nazarene and all of his many friends. He was the owner for over 50 years of Ladies and Gents Hair Plaza in St. Albans.

He was chairman of the board of Barber and Beauticians for many years, also past Putnam County Commissioner, Past President of the Putnam Democrat Club and member of the Buffalo Masoinc Lodge No. 36 A.F. & A.M.

Surviving is his loving wife of 23 years, Beverly K. Hanshaw Brown; daughters and son-in-law; Sharon and Bill Stark of Henderson, N.C. and Devonne Parsons of Buffalo; son, Leland Brown of St. Albans; step-children, Robbyn Garrison of Midway, Rodney Harrison of Midway, Randy Harrison of Cross Creek and Ronnie Harrison of Winfield; sisters, Sylvia Summers of Ovapa, Arlene Kay Jett of Little Hocking, Ohio and Myrtle Belle Arbogast of Elkview; brother, Otto Brown of Fola. Also surviving are five grandchildren; 10 step-grand-children; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at Chapman Funeral Home, Winfield with Pastor Roger Dunlap and Pastor Sherry Kinsey officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences or memories may be shared at

Chapman Funeral Home, family owned and operated, located at 3624 Winfield Road, Winfield is honored to serve the Brown family.

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