Lascassas icon Ben "Buddy" Brown, Jr. has passed away.
Brown and his wife Linda operated Brown's Store on Lascassas Highway, a community meeting place, complete with regulars, gossipers and bologna sandwiches.
Buddy and Linda operated the store from 1981 until the store closed in 2006. They took over the operation back then when Brown's parents, Ben, Sr. and Peggy, passed away within minutes of each other.
Arrangements for Buddy Brown are incomplete. We will announce those as soon as the family has made arrangements.