Lura Edith Lewis Brown

GRAEFENBURG — Lura Edith Lewis Brown, 85, of Graefenburg, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Alexander and Rachel Scott Brawner Lewis, and the widow of Garnet O. Brown.  A member of the New Life Baptist Church at Waddy, she was a homemaker and a former tutor in the GED program. She was also formerly active in the Gideons Women’s Auxiliary. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Henry V. Lewis, Robert A. “Bob” Lewis, Jr., and Harry Scott Lewis; and her sisters, Tommie Hockensmith and Dorothy Ann Henry.
Survivors include her daughters, Garnetta Faye Barnette and her husband, Jackie, of Lawrenceburg, Linda Antoinette Sanford and her husband, Barry, of Shelbyville, and Debra Kaye Jennings of Graefenburg; her son, Leonard Carrell Brown and his wife, Mona, of Lexington; her brothers, William E. “Bill” Lewis, Sr., of Frankfort, Charles R. Lewis of Switzer, Elbert Earl Lewis of Frankfort, and Jimmy Carroll Lewis of London; her sisters, Frances Catherine Moore of Frankfort and Virginia Lee Sharp of Bokelia, Florida; and her ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the New Life Baptist Church of Waddy with Reverend William H. Brumley officiating.  Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Frankfort, Kentucky.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at the church, and expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Gideons International. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Shelbyville and online condolences may be expressed at

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