Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7 p.m. today, Nov. 12, 2011, at Collins-Burke Funeral Home Parlor prior to services. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 12, 2011, at Collins-Burke Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Walker Memory Gardens on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011. Bro. Willis Harbison and Bro. Greg Story will officiate.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Lee Whorton Brown; daddy, Finis Cleburn Brown; sisters, Georgia Nell Brown and Edna Earl Brown; and brothers, Lavert Brown, Adlie Brown and Fred Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Amerson Brown of Jasper; sons, Billy Brandon Brown of Jasper and Bret Brown; daughters, Kim Brown of Cordova and Von Ellis of Alabaster; sisters, Kathryn Rhodes of Hackleburg and Dot Grace (Ollie) of Hueytown; sisters-in-law, Bettye Richardson (Bobby Key) of Aldridge, Linda Alexander (John Richard) of Pumpkin Center and L.V. Brown Wadsworth of Concord; brothers, Lawrence Brown (Barbara) of Carbon Hill, Ellis Brown (Barbara) of Jasper and Rayburn Brown (Judy) of Jasper; brother-in-law, Larry Joe Amerson (Cheryl) of Goodsprings; and grandchildren, Lauren Brown, Blake Ellis and Hudson Brown.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Brown, Patrick Brown, Anthony Brown, Dewayne Richardson, David Brown and D.J. Patton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Couch, Bobby Brown, Jerry Brown, Ted Prestridge Sr., Guy Robbins, Gary Rowe and the Cordova Class of 1961.