Mr. Brown died peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.
Born in Cornelia, he was the last surviving son of J.M Brown and Flora Bradley Brown.
He was a United States Navy veteran and a Master Mason. He traveled the state working for the Georgia Department of Corrections. Upon retirement, he returned to his farm to raise game chickens, cattle, horses and mules. Throughout his life he enjoyed sign painting but his biggest joy was raising and training German Shepherd dogs.
He is survived by his wife, Mary H. Brown, and children, Susan and Roger Mathews, Rhonda and Michael Cleveland, Coart and Lori Ramey, and Allison and Steve Massey. He was especially close to his nephew, Bradley Brown, and his friends, Jack Glaze and Gerardo Diaz.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Halcyon Hospice, 1435 Haw Creek Circle East, Suite 402, Cumming, GA 30041.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Brown family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
February 1, 2013