Charles S. Brown

Charles S. Brown is a resident of Maryland and the owner of Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown, Md.  He wants to own a funeral home in Maryland without becoming a licensed funeral director.  He runs Rest Haven with his wife Pat and their son Eric, who is a licensed funeral director and runs the funeral home at Rest Haven that Charles built.  Charles simply wants to own the funeral home he built in order to provide additional revenue to care for the gravesites in his cemetery when the cemetery itself is full.  He has been at the forefront of a decade-long effort in the General Assembly to reform Maryland’s unfair funeral home ownership law.

  • March 1, 2006    |   Economic Liberty

    Maryland Funeral Homes

    Challenging Barriers To Economic Opportunity

    All Charles S. Brown wants is the chance to offer consumers the best service a funeral home can at the best price. But the State of Maryland is standing in his way. Brown owns Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstown, Md., and runs it with his wife Pat and their son Eric. Charles wants to own…

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