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Obituaries for the Brown Family

Nadine Brown

Nadine Brown, 73, of Arnett, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, in a Charleston hospital following a long illness. Born Aug. 14, 1925, at Eunice, she was the daughter of the late Roy Combs and Mae Ruth Cook Lemon. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Arnett, a homemaker and a former employee of the Mountaineer Health Plan. She was a lifelong resident of Arnett. She was preceded in death by three children, Norman, Vernon and Sherry; a grandson, Eugene Brown II; her stepfather, Virgil Lemon; a brother, the Rev. Billy Lemon; and a sister, Naomi Keenan. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, William W. Brown; a daughter, Mrs. Kermit (Dolly) Pettry of Glen Daniel; two sons, Donnie Brown and his wife, Leah, of Ashburn, Va., and Eugene "Beanie" Brown and his wife, Cathy, of Prosperity; two sisters, June Skeens and her husband, Gene, and Sandra Grimm and her husband, Dale, all of New Haven; five brothers, Bobby Lemon and his wife, Sue, Jimmie Lemon and his wife, Minnie, David Lemon and his wife, Linda, and James "Peanut" Lemon, all of Arnett, and Charles Cook and his wife, Ellen, of Toledo, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Yvonne; a brother-in-law, Carl Keenan; grandchildren, Scott Pettry and wife, Stephney, Sherri Ferrell and husband, Travis, Greg Brown and Stephanie Brown; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church, Arnett, with the Revs. George Hendrick and Randall Pugh officiating. Burial will follow in Lemon Family Cemetery, Arnett. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

 

Fannie A. Brown

LOOKOUT ¦ Fannie A. Brown, 85, died Monday, March 22, 1999, in a Charleston hospital following a short illness. Born July 25, 1913, at Graydon, she was the daughter of the late James William Wood and Nannie Catherine Wilburn Wood. Mrs. Brown was a homemaker, a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Lookout, and was a 22-year resident of Lookout. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dana Brown on Feb. 15, 1972; two daughters, Mrs. James (Niokla) McClung and Mrs. Clarence (Gertrude) Gill; a son, James Dana Brown Jr.; a son-in-law, Roush Gilkerson; five sisters, Edna, Dolly, Jessie, Minnie and Sarah; and five brothers, Lincoln, John, Gaines, Ranzy, and William. Survivors include four daughters, Dorothy Gilkerson of Monroeville, Ohio, Carlan Harper and her husband, Harold, of Victor, Norma Ruse and her husband, Larry, of Tiffin, Ohio, and Esther Day of Sandusky, Ohio; two sons, Ranzy Brown and his wife, Kitty, of Sandusky, Ohio, and Everette Brown and his wife, Linda, of Alvarado, Texas; 42 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel, Ansted, with the Revs. Bill Kincaid, Mike Loudermilk and Boyd Secrist officiating. Burial will follow in Jeanette Cemetery, Lookout. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel. Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Ansted.

 

Charles W. Brown

Charles W. Brown, 65, of 606 Temple St., Beckley, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in a Beckley hospital following a short illness. Born May 4, 1934, in Galax, Va., he was the son of the late Charles Roby Brown and Susie Jennings Brown. Mr. Brown was an appliance mechanic, being employed by John W. Eye for 12 years. He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and the Male Chorus. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Moss Brown; a son, Charles A. Brown and his wife, Angela, of Lithonia, Ga.; two daughters, Debbie Brown and her fiancé, Dennis Wilson, of Beckley and Carla Callens and her husband, Roney, of Beckley; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Erika, Tika, Terryn, Dennis C., Brittany and Kayla; two step grandchildren, Asya and Rodney; a brother, Herman Brown of Galax; and three sisters, Ada Webb and Gladys McClanahan, both of Pulaski, Va., and Henrietta Johnson of Detroit. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Beckley, with the Rev. Nelson Staples officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call one hour before services Thursday at the church. Arrangements by Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.

 

Richard L. Brown

Richard L. Brown, 43, of Midway, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at his home following a long illness. Born June 16, 1957, at Pemberton, he was the son of the late Albert and Joann Smith Brown. Mr. Brown was a disabled saw mill worker and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Brown. Survivors include his grandmother, Dessie Brown with whom he made his home; five brothers, Johnny, Jeff, Donald, Tom Brown, and Larry Smith, all of Virginia; and a sister, Diane Lowry of Virginia. Other survivors include several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Allen McCoy officiating. Burial will follow in Pemberton Community Cemetery, Pemberton. Friends may call one hour before the services Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia.

 

Thelma L Brown

OCEANA - Thelma Louise Brown, 69, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division. Born July 28, 1931, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Victor Adams and Goldie Lester Adams. Mrs. Brown was a homemaker, had been a resident of Oceana most of her life and was a member of Delilah United Methodist Church, Oceana. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Brown; a brother, Jim Adams; and a sister, Jean Saunders. Survivors include a son, Craig Brown and his wife, Peggy, of Beckley; a stepson, Stanley Brown and his wife, Debbie, of LaGrange, Ga.; and two granddaughters, Tammy and Misty. Graveside rites and burial will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, with the Rev. Richard Chester officiating. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

 

Bettie G. Brown

Bettie Goode Brown, 76, of Beckley, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, in a Beckley area hospital following a long illness. Born April 19, 1924, at Saulsville, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Jesse Clay Goode. Mrs. Brown was a homemaker and a member of Calloway Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ott Brown Jr.; a brother, Lemuel Goode; and a sister, Joyce Goode. Survivors include three sons, Tom Brown and fiancée, Evelyn, of Beckley, Bob Brown and wife, Linda, of Shady Spring, and Phillip Brown and wife, Sylvia, of Harvest, Ala.; a daughter, Linda Granato and husband, John, of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Maralee Paugh and husband, Carroll, of Baltimore, Md.; a sister-in-law, Lucy Goode of Raleigh, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Beckley, with Pastor Bill Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

 

Sarah Myrtle Brown

Sarah Lovella Myrtle Crawford Brown, 88, of Cool Ridge, died Monday, March 19, 2001, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born July 22, 1912, at Cool Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Judson Walter and Arrie Susan Ellison Meadows. Mrs. Brown was a lifelong resident of Cool Ridge and a member of Cool Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. She also attended Shilo Primitive Baptist Church, Cool Ridge. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Crawford; her second husband, Henry Brown; a daughter, Gurnie Mae Harvey; a son, John Raymond Crawford; four sisters, Mary Hughes, Nora Crawford, Sadie Adkins and Violet Meadows; and two brothers, Edra and Johnny Meadows. Survivors include three sons, Jimmy Ray Crawford and his wife, Hazel, of Shady Spring, Alvin Eugene Crawford and his wife, Deloras, of Sinks Grove and Roy Lee Crawford and family of Ohio and Alaska; a son-in-law, John W. Harvey of Cool Ridge; 21 grandchildren, including a special granddaughter and her husband, Barbara and Roger Harvey, with whom Mrs. Brown made her home; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. David Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in Crawford Family Cemetery, Cool Ridge. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

 

Dorothy M. Brown

HICO - Dorothy Mae Combs Brown, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born May 20, 1919, at Rush Run, she was the daughter of the late Leland Fox Combs and Anna Elsie Greiner Combs. Mrs. Brown was a member of Ansted Jehovah's Witness Church and a housewife. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence J. Brown, on April 28, 1998; three brothers, Guy Houston Combs, Wilford Combs and Jack Combs; and a sister, Floris Thurbon. Survivors include her two sons, David Michael Brown of Oak Hill and Clark Alan Brown of Hico; a daughter, Karen Paul and her husband, Wallace, of Mount Lookout; a granddaughter, Shea Paul of Duluth, Ga.; a sister, Margaret Hoover of Naples, Fla.; and caregiver, Darlene White of Hico. Service will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with Minister Thomas McClung officiating. Private family burial will follow Saturday at Restlawn Memory Gardens, Ansted. Friends may call 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

 

Portie Brown

Portie Brown, 76, of Wade Road, Beckley, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at her home. Born Jan. 1, 1925, in Glen Rogers, she was the daughter of the late Lige and Tennie Price Gentry. Mrs. Brown was a 1945 graduate of Glen Rogers High School. For 18 years she lived in the Matheny area where she worked for the postal service, then she moved to the Beckley area in 1971. Portie was a homemaker and a member of Mabscott Christian Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Liddie Payne and Pauline Morgan; and a granddaughter, Michelle Carol Brown. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Weldon K. Brown; two daughters, Sandra Meadows and her husband, Lawrence, of Beckley and Deborah Brown and her husband, Carroll, of Saulsville; a sister, Zelma Brown of Beavercreek, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Harmon Davis officiating. Committal service will be 4 p.m. Friday at Palm Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Matheny. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 12:30 p.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

 

Gary Stephen Brown

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Gary Stephen Brown, 57, known affectionately to family and friends as "Train," departed this life Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at his home following a long illness. Born July 4, 1944, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ashby Brown of Cyclone. Mr. Brown worked for Eastern Associated Coal, was a Marine Corps veteran and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a son, Andrew Stephen Brown of North Charleston; two daughters, Cassandra Ann Echard of Harrisville and Amanda Elizabeth Brown of Olin, N.C.; three sisters, Maxine Martin and her husband, Rubert, Garnet Brown and her husband, Naaman, and Marie Lusk, all of Cyclone; four brothers, Chelsie Brown and his wife, Yoko, and Paris Brown and his wife, Gretcha, all of Cyclone, Donald Brown and his wife, Eunice, of Logan, Verlin Brown and his wife, Helen, of Mallory; two grandsons, Casey Stephen Brown of Pikeville, Ky., and Joshua Mark Aliff of Harrisville; a granddaughter, Andrea Joyce Brown of Pikeville; a daughter-in-law, Arlene Brown of Pikeville; a host of nieces and nephews and friends; and a lifelong friend, Bill Keeney. Service will be 2 p.m. today at Adam Toler Funeral Home, Oceana, with the Revs. Jackie Lusk and Stollie Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends called 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and may call one hour before service today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

 

Byrl B.Brown

FRANKFORD - Byrl B. Brown, 73, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea. Born June 27, 1928, in Frankford, he was the son of the late Clarence C. and Zenia Mc-Laughlin Brown. Mr. Brown was a lifelong resident of Frankford, a retired contractor, farmer and was of the Presbyterian faith. He was a member of Greenbrier Masonic Lodge No. 42 and a Shriner. He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Adams Brown; a sister, Nancy Susan; and two brothers, Carl Brown and Jack K. Brown. Survivors include a special companion, Freda Casto; two daughters, Valerie Warren and her husband, Chub of Lewisburg and Robin B. Hall and her husband, Darrell, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; five sons, Boyd Brown and his wife, Deborah, of Frankford, Rodney L. Brown and his wife, Susan, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Terry A. Brown and his wife, Evelyn, of Frankford, C.W. Brown and his wife, Amy, of Frankford and Brian K. Brown and his wife, Tina, of Frankford; special children, Dvonne Gadomski and her husband, John, and Denise Casto; grandchildren, Heather Gillilan, Shannon Warren, Bryar Warren, Sara Brown, Brooklyn Brown, Butler Brown, Jordan Brown, and Brittany Brown; special grandchildren, Mary McClung, John, Hunter and Santana Gadomski; and three great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with Emory Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in Morningside Cemetery, Renick. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to the Frankford Volunteer Fire Department, Northern Greenbrier Ambulance Service or Frankford Ruritan Club Scholarship Fund. Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

 

Mayme L Brown

CYCLONE - Mayme L. Brown, 91, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at home, attended by her caregiver, Georgia Lusk, following a long illness. Born April 16, 1910, in Lilly, she was the daughter of the late Hiram and Emma Meadows Lilly. Mrs. Brown was the oldest member of Lacoma Baptist Church, Cyclone, and a homemaker. She was the last surviving member of her family. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Ray Brown, in 1966; two brothers; four sisters; a grandson; and a great-grandson. Survivors include two daughters, Genevieve M. Mutters of Apopka, Fla., and Ramona White and her husband, Raymond, of Cyclone; four sons, Lowell Brown and his wife, Beverla, of Lady Lake, Fla., Waldo Brown and his wife, Mary, and Clayton Brown and his wife, Carolyn, all of Cyclone, and Gayle Brown and his wife, "Boots," of Oceana; 14 grandchildren, Linda Carpenter of Apopka, Charles Mutters of Denver, Keith and Mark Mutters of Apopka, Roy White of Cyclone, Randall White of Shady Spring, Kyle Brown of Baltimore, Tonia Toler of North Carolina, Eva Vance of Texas, Leisha Hatfield of Cleveland, Lanny Brown of Atlanta, Cherilyn Brown of Cleveland, Michael Brown of Bruno and Tenna Spears of Buckhannon; 34 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Lacoma Baptist Church, Cyclone, with the Rev. Bert Franco and Donald Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. Friends may call one hour before service Saturday at the church. Pallbearers will be grandsons Keith and Mark Mutters, Roy and Randall White, J.R. Moore, Kyle and Lanny Brown. In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25801. Arrangements by Adam Toler Memorial Funeral Home, Oceana.

 

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