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Mary Janelle Brown dies at 76



Mary Janelle Brown, 76, of Isom, died August 29 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard.

She was the daughter of the late Ernest Martin and Rosamond Curry.

Surviving are her companion, I. D. Caudill of Stampers Branch; four children, Donald Ray Brown of Lexington, Ernest Allen Brown and wife Regina Brown of Blackey, Richard Glen Brown of Isom, and Anthony Wayne Brown and wife Shannon of Columbus, Ind.; four grandchildren, Ethan Bradley Brown, and wife Crystal, Courtney Lynn Brown and fiancé Tim Waddle, Shanaya Nicole Mourey and husband Bo, and Thia Ann Quillen; six great-grandchildren, Gage Owen Brown, Charleigh Makenna Brown, Oliver Thaddeus Quinn Brown, Arlo Reed Waddle, Bentley Allen Mourey, and Nova Sky Mourey; a brother, Allen Martin and wife Phyllis of Isom; a half brother, Pascal Martin and wife Thelma of Alexandria; a sister-in-law, Ann Holbrook of Isom; and a number of nieces, nephews, and their children.

She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Missy Adams Brown; half brothers, John Holbrook and Jack Holbrook; half sister, Elizabeth Gray; half brothers, Vernon Martin and Jessie Martin; half sister, Vivian Risso and Virgil Martin; and half sisters, Virginia Ison and Marie Holbrook.

Ms. Brown worked in food service the majority of her life, at Rosamond’s Cafe in Isom and the Isom Custard Stand. She loved helping prepare food for holidays and other family events and taking food to family when the urge moved her. She especially enjoyed going to flea markets and yard sales.

The family received friends and family at Letcher Funeral Home on August 31. Interment was at the Thornton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Greg and Noreen Wells Bluegrass Hospice Care Center, 101 Dennis Sandlin MD Cove, Hazard, Kentucky 41701,/ Website: www.bgcarenav.org.

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