Plea entered:

A plea agreement has been reached in the capital murder case against Ryan Champion, an Oak Grove man accused of conspiring in a murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in the deaths of his mother, father and sister in Oct. 2014, and killing his accomplice. Champion pleaded guilty to three counts of complicity to murder, one count of murder and one count of kidnapping. For more details see Friday's edition of The Sun

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Dorothy Brown

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BROOKPORT, Ill. - Dorothy Virginia Forthman Brown, 69, of Brookport, Ill., passed away Friday, February 7, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital at 6:40 a.m.

Dorothy was born February 5, 1945, in West Helena, Ark., to Fredrick and Bessie Forthman. She will be remembered as a loving mother who found great joy in spending time with all her family. She loved preparing meals for family gatherings, so her kitchen was a focal point of their home. Although she held several occupations during her life, her main work was that of a faithful and caring homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of fifty one years, Henry Brown of Brookport, Ill.; her daughter, Rita McIntosh and husband Jeff of Benton; her sons, William (Bill) Brown and wife Lorie of Brookport, Ill. and Jerry Brown and wife Leslie of Brookport, Ill.; her sisters, Ann Kennedy of Metropolis, Ill., Betty Bonner, of Paducah and Pearl O'Brien, of Brookport, Ill.; her brothers, William Forthman and wife Dean of Brookport, Ill. and James Forthman and wife Sandra of Brookport, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick Theodore Forthman and Bessie Mae Pickett Forthman; her son, Bobby Lee Brown; and her brothers, Theodore, Murphy, Frank and Roger Forthman.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Burial will follow at Pell Cemetery in Brookport, Ill. with the Revs. Trad York and Frank Forthman Jr. officiating.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 10, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

You may leave a message of condolence and light a candle of remembrance at www.milnerandorr.com.

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