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Miss Gertrude Elizabeth Brown, 61, departed this life on Aug. 14, 2012, at Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill, Va. She was the daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth and Paul Brown Sr. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Shirley, and three brothers, William (Pete), Thomas and Benjamin (Preacher).

She is survived by four sisters, Annie B. Rogers of Petersburg, Va., Lottie B. Alexander (James) of Lawrenceville, Va., Carrie B. Farrar of Petersburg, Va., and Katherine Brown of the home; two brothers, Paul Brown Jr. of Hopewell, Va., and James C. Brown of Union Level, Va.; sister-in-law, Virginia Lee Brown of Petersburg, Va.; two aunts, Lalia S. Bracey and Louise L. Jones, both of South Hill, Va.; devoted cousin and friend, Rosa H. Evans; and a host of special nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Gethsemane Baptist Church, 512 W. Atlantic St., South Hill, Va., with the Rev. Jimmy Dews officiating. Burial will follow in West View Cemetery. The body will rest at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Miss Brown may be viewed from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Feggins Funeral Home Inc., 409 S. Hill Ave., South Hill, Va., 434-447-4892 is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Progress-Index on Aug. 16, 2012