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Virgil C. E. Brown

August 2, 1921 August 1, 2007
Virgil C. E. Brown
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Virgil C. E. Brown, age 85, of Ava, Ohio, died Wednesday, August 1, 2007, at Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell. He was born August 2, 1921, in Monroe County, Ohio, son of the late Chance and Cecelia Hoffer Brown. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in the European Theatre of Operations. He was employed by the former Ava Brick Company for fifteen years, the Merry Stone Quarry, and he retired as a truck driver from the Noble County Highway Department. He attended the former Clark's Chapel, and he enjoyed mowing and caring for his yard and driving his Monte Carlo and Jeep. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Brown, who died in 1996; one sister, Rith Ritterbeck; and four brothers, Claude, Lester, Charles, and Ralph Brown. Surviving are his wife, Edna Mae Everly Brown, whom he married March 19, 1946; his children, Diana M. (Scott) Davis of Belle Valley, Clayton E. (Jacqueline) Brown of Ava, Carol A. (Roger) Kirkbride of Pleasant City, Joyce D. (William) Hayes of Ava, and Becky L. (Herman) Yeagle of Caldwell; one sister, Betty Hashman of Kent; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Friends may call Friday, August 3, 2007, from 1-7PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be held Saturday, August 4th at 11AM with Pastor Bob James officiating. Burial will follow at Halleys Ridge Cemetery, Ava. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations.

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