Nances Creek - Funeral services for Charles Estes Brown, 87, will be Friday, January 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Garry Brown officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Nances Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services. Mr. Brown, affectionately known as Charlie Brown, died Monday, January 6, 2014, at his home surrounded by his three caring daughters, Faye "Susie" Roberts (Randall), of Jacksonville, Sandra Harper, of Nances Creek and Carolyn Peddy, of Villa Rica, Georgia. Mr. Brown was also survived by six grandchildren, Robin Roberts (Gina), of Jacksonville, Kelly Roberts, of Jacksonville, Jon Harper, of Clarksville, Tennessee, Steven Harper (Magen), of Oxford, Mikki Lucas (Joshua), of Villa Rica, Georgia, and Cynthia Ellis (Chris), of Douglasville, Georgia; as well as ten great-grandchildren, Mallory and Torre Roberts, Sean and Kaylee Roberts, Noah and Katie Harper, Gabriel and Tristen Lucas, and Logan and Jonathan Ellis. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Williamson, Lamar Harbin, Robin Roberts, Steven Harper, Joshua Lucas and Chris Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be his nieces and nephews. Mr. Brown was a member of Nances Creek Baptist Church where he earned the nick name "Teddy Bear" for his ever lasting hugs and never ending pocket of chewing gum. He served in the U.S.Navy during World War II and retired from Anniston Army Depot. During his retirement he rebuilt alternators and starters for the community and was always there to lend a helping hand. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Maggie Odelle Brown, by his parents, Dave and Bertha Brown and by two brothers and six sisters. www.thompsonfuneralhomepiedmont.com
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Published in The Anniston Star on Jan. 8, 2014