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Carl Thomas BrownPassing: September 4, 2019


Spice Valley Baptist Church

Funeral Service

Sunday, September 8th @ 2:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, September 7th @ 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Spice Valley Cemetery

Sunday, September 8th

MITCHELL – Carl Thomas Brown, 92, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick.

Born May 3, 1927, in Orange County, he was the son of Alpha and Edna Merle (Chisham) Brown.  He married Thelma Mae Edwards January 30, 1943.

Carl was a retired from Carpenter Body Works and was also a retired minister.  He was a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge No. 432 F&A.M.  Carl enjoyed traveling and camping.  He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Thelma Brown of Mitchell
Larry Thomas (Christy) Brown of Mitchell
Denzil (Rita) Brown of Mitchell
Sharon Lynne (Darryl) Bowden of Greenwood
Daniel Gail Brown of Mitchell
Mike Eugene (Sherry) Brown of Mitchell
9 grandchildren
13 great grandchildren
1 great great granddaughter
Rozella Foster of Lafayett

His parents and son, John Lee Brown, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 8, at Spice Valley Baptist Church with Kenny Dalton and Skip Matthews officiating.   Burial will be in Spice Valley Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

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10 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jimmy Merry Jr and Harriett Merry (mom) | http://Ellettsville, IN
    Date: September 18, 2019
    Thoughts and prayers for the Brown family and their loved ones. Carl will be greatly missed. God Bless.
  2. Guest: Gary Mundy | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: September 7, 2019
    Sorry for your loss all. Had not spoken to Carl in some time. Always enjoyed chatting with him. He told me of the time he visited my grandfather, Freely Mundy, in hospital shortly after he started his ministry. My grandfather flipped a tractor going down the Lynch Hill in Martin Co. and broke his hip. Carl said Freely told him, "Young man, don't ever kick a John Deere tractor out of gear going down a hill." My grandfather survived and lived a long life. RIP Carl.
  3. Guest: John and Andrea Castrale | http://Mitchell
    Date: September 7, 2019
    Our deepest sympathy to all the Brown family. May God's peace fill all your hearts at this time. Andrea and John
  4. Guest: James D Wheat | http://Orleans
    Date: September 6, 2019
    Dear Larry and family. James and I are sorry for your loss. We are out of town and wont be able to attend the services. My mother talked alot about her friendship with your mother and father. Carl will be missed.
  5. Guest: Janet and Charlie | http://Mitchell
    Date: September 6, 2019
    Denzil and Rita, Larry and Chris and Thelma.... To all the Browns....so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. My dad (Charles Knight) thought a lot of Carl and considered him a good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Janet and Charlie
  6. Guest: Ron & Melanie Brooks | http://Heltonville
    Date: September 6, 2019
    Our hearts go out to Thelma and to Justin. Carl sometimes preached at our little church on Ramsey Ridge in Heltonville. But I had the privilege of knowing Carl for many years. I was friends in Vocational School with his son Danny and we worked together at Indiana Flower Shop and I also worked with his son John and rode to Crane with him. I had met Carl through both of them and also through his Grandson Justin that worked at LARC with my brother Rusty. You are all in our thoughts and in our prayers. God please bring comfort and healing to Carls family in their time of need.
  7. Guest: Jerry and Judy Stevens | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: September 6, 2019
    Dear Thelma and all of her & Carl's families.. He was such a good man & you were so blessed to have had him in all your lives. And he was lucky to have you too Thelma.. You were a special couple & blessed with such a great family & so many wonderful years together..I am glad I had the gift of knowing you both in my life.. Peace and mercy to you all..
  8. Guest: Tammy (Tolbert) Gardner | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: September 6, 2019
    Danny, Thinking if you at this difficult time and wishing you comfort.
  9. Guest: Timothy Williams | http://Mitchell
    Date: September 6, 2019
    God has A new Angel, Carl Brown.
  10. Guest: Eddie Hatfield | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: September 5, 2019
    Mike, Danny, and family. So sorry for his loss. I worked about him at Carpenters. He was a super guy when i was family. Prayers for all of you. I sure God will put him to good works now that he is there!