James Courtland Brown, 84, of Russellville, died Nov. 10, 2012, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green.
He was born in Logan County Dec., 5 1927, a son of the late Carl Brown and Lula Bond Brown.
Mr. Brown was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church and served as a deacon for over 50 years. He was a United States Army Korean War veteran. He also worked as a farmer and for Rockwell most of his life.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. at Walnut Grove Baptist Church with Brother William Gray and Brother Calvin Naylor officiating. Burial followed in the Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation began Monday, Nov. 12 from 5-8 p.m. at the Young Funeral Home Russellville Chapel. A secondary visitation was held from 12 p.m. until time of service at the church.
Pallbearers were Donnie Bond, Jeff Manley, Robin Rutherford, Todd Haley, Dwight Grise and Keith Batchelor. Honorary Pallbearers were the senior deacons.
He is survived b y his wife, Bettie Jo Brown of Russellville; his son, Jimmy Brown and wife Ronda of Russellville; his daughters, Rita Sowel and Husband Phillip of Russellville and Linda Gray and husband William of Big Rock, Tenn.; his sisters, Carolyn Sharp and husband John of Russellville and Dottie Gray of Hopkinsville and Zettie Grayson and husband Maurice Grayson both of Hopkinsville; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
The Family asks that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Walnut Grove Baptist Church Building Fund.