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John Harkey Brown
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1917
Eddy County
New Mexico, USA
Death: May 7, 1971
Eddy County
New Mexico, USA

(Ref: Obituary appeared in the CARLSBAD CURRENT ARGUS, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, dated for Sunday, May 9, 1971, front page, reads as follows:


Funeral rites for Carlsbad groceryman John Harkey Bown, 54, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in First Methodist Church, with Rev. L.B. Trone officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Malcolm McHarg of First Christian Church and Rev. R.E. Whitis of Epworth Methodist Church.

Burial will be in Carlsbad Cemetery, where IOOF Lodge No. 21 will render graveside rites. Pall bearers will include Von Burba, Pat Gossett, Mike Rosenberg, Paul Bates, Bill Patman, and Bill Wallace.

Brown, who resided at Cielo Vista Apartments, died at a local hospital unit on Friday. He had been in ill health since last August.

He was born in Carlsbad in April 1917 and graduated from high school here. Brown had been in the grocery business in Carlsbad since he was 19 years old. For the past 20 years he was senior partner with Pat Gossett in Brown's Food Market at Mermod and Mesa Streets.

The grocer was a member of Epworth Methodist Church and was a past noble grand of IOOF Lodge No. 21.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Anita Brown of Carlsbad; his mother, Mrs. Eva Brown of Carlsbad; two sons, Sidney H. Brown of Portland, Ore., and Louis Dee Brown of Carlsbad; a step-son, Eugene Burkeholder of Carlsbad; a step-daughter, Miss Patricia Burkeholder of Carlsbad; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Fritschy of Carlsbad and Mrs. Evalyn Stephens of San Jose, Calif., and two grandchildren. 
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  Sidney Henry Brown (1884 - 1956)
  Eva Harkey Brown (1887 - 1977)
  Anita Ann Evarts Burkeholder Brown (1921 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Carlsbad Cemetery
Eddy County
New Mexico, USA
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Record added: Mar 16, 2011
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John Harkey Brown
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