Jim L. Brown

77 year old Jim L. Brown of Dowelltown died Friday of an extended illness at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Cannon County native, a farmer, and a member of the Clear Fork United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Roberta Campbell Brown; a daughter, Donna Kay Florida; a brother, Jr. Brown and a sister, Dorothy Ann Grizzle. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mrs. Novella Merriman Brown of Dowelltown. Four daughters, Charlene and her husband Barry Thaxton and Sandra and her husband Chris Grandstaff all of Alexandria, Audrey May and her husband Bobby Martin of Liberty; and Lorri Evone Brown of Dowelltown. One brother, Ben Brown of Woodbury. Five sisters, Patsy Phillips, Joyce Hale, Geraldine Bryson, and Sue Curtis all of Woodbury and Becky Haynes of Crossville. A son-in-law, Monroe Florida of Gassaway. Thirteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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