Allen “Al” Morris Brown, 81, of Mauriceville, passed away on the night of June 20, after a battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 26, 1929 in Mauriceville to the late Walter and Altha Brown. Al was the third child in what would become a family of 9 brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by two of his brothers, James Marvin Brown and Bruce Brown and his daughter Barbara Ann Shivers.

Al is survived by his children, Edward Jones and wife Carolyn, Scott Coyle and wife Kristen, Kris Peet and husband Drew, Russell Brown and wife Jennifer, and Jennifer Drane and husband Phillip; and by his brothers and sisters, Gene Brown, Warren Brown, Pat Brown and wife Gloria, Mozelle Glende, Carolyn White and husband Ardell, Marilyn Perry and husband Tommy; by his former wife Helen Brown; and also many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Al lived his entire life in the Mauriceville community, proudly and honorably served his country in the United States Army, and was a pile driver with Spence & Howe for many years before he started his own business.

At his death he was the owner of Oakwood Funeral Home and cemetery in Mauriceville and was interred in that cemetery on June 21.

As the service was held so soon after his death for those desiring to express condolences, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society,