Funeral Arrangements for Local Marine Killed In Afghanistan

PANAMA CITY - Funeral arrangements have been announced for a local marine killed in Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Jared Brown, from Youngstown, will be buried on Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The visitation starts at 10:00 a.m. at Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home, followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m.

Brown was killed in Afghanistan on June 16th, his 20th birthday. He enlisted in the Marine Corps right after graduation from Bozeman High School in 2011.

His death is under investigation.

Below is a copy of the obituary.

L.Cpl. Jared W. Brown, USMC, age 20, passed away on June 16, 2013, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was a 2011 graduate of Bozeman High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps prior to his completing high school. Jared was loving and will be remembered best for his charismatic smile, twinkling eyes and great sense of humor. For this family, part of us is gone and he will be missed forever.

L.Cpl. Brown was predeceased in death by his great-grandmother, Katie B. Richmond, and grandfather, Carl Collins. He is survived by his mother, Susan L. Hughen; father, William J. Brown (Crystal); siblings, Stephanie Hughen, Suehannah Brown, Garrett Brown, Jasmine Ward and Colby Enfinger; grandparents, Burl & Katherine Shealy and Dianne Collins; aunts, Katie Evans (Gary), Carley Davis (Chuck), Eva L. Shealy, Sue Lucas and Jenny Firestone; uncles, Burl Shealy (Michelle) and Robert Brown (Jeanine); cousins, Brittany Steven, Kimberly Evans, Hilary & Zachary Wallace, Lance Shealy, Carley Shealy, Elaina Perez, Robbie & Carlee Brown, and Clint & Shane Firestone; and many special friends including the Majors family.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brandon Warr officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and visitors from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday just prior to the funeral service.