Willard B. Brown

70 year old Willard B. Brown of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. He was a carpenter for Hardaway Construction and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Al Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Enoch Hickman Brown and Nellie Nannie Stafford Brown; a sister, Anna Bell Ramsey; and a brother, Jimmy Brown. Survivors include his wife, Loretta Shoemake Brown of Smithville. Four sons, Darrell Brown of Smithville, Bob Brown of Michigan, Ricky Bowman of Gordonsville, and Tom Bowman of Cookeville. Four daughters, Pamela Whitehead and Kathy Knowles of Smithville, Karen Wettlaufer and Connie Madill of Michigan. Twenty one grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Two brothers, J.B. Brown of Celina and Freeman Brown of Smithville. Five sisters, Janie Shoemake of Baxter, Bobbie Ledbetter of Baxter, Betty Bryant of Cookeville, Jewel Bilbrey of Algood, and Emmline Chaffin of Baxter. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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