Alethia Viola McCone Brown, age 91 of Hawthorne, wife of the late Hiram A. Brown, former Supervisor at Sunland Training Center, 1940 graduate of Shell High School, peacefully left us on Sunday, October 7, 2012, at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She's preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla and Murrell Rutledge, and 2 brothers, Andrew Lawrence McCone Sr. and Logan McCone Sr.

Mrs. Brown leaves to cherish her memory: Daughter, Cheryle (Leonard) Jones and Son, Michael Brown, of Hawthorne; 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Lonnie McCone, Calvin McCone, and Henry McCone of Taunton, MA; sisters, Jettie (Rev. Carnell) Henderson, Hawthorne, FL, Margery Dixon and Carolyn McCone of Taunton, MA; sister-In-law, Mattie Brown, Delray, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Homegoing Services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, Hawthorne, FL, with Rev. Carl L Gadson officiating. Burial will follow in Hawthorne Cemetery. Viewing hours on Friday at PINKNEY-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 21400 SE HAWTHORNE RD, HAWTHORNE, FL, 3-7 p.m., and Saturday at the church 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. No viewing after the eulogy. The cortege will form at the home of Cheryle and Leonard Jones of Hawthorne 1:30 p.m. Saturday. SERVICES BY PINKNEY-SMITH FUNERAL HOME OF HAWTHORNE (352) 481-2903.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2012