Helen Cecile Long Brown, 89, of Farragut, joined her Lord and Savior in heaven on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m.
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She was a devout Christian all of her life. She was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Roane County and was preceded in death by her parents, Luther C. and Cecile Long of Harriman. She was a 1940 graduate of Harriman High School. She was a devoted homemaker and mother. She lived in Clinton from 1947-68. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Clinton, where she taught Sunday school and was a youth group counselor. She was also a leader of the Girl Scouts and a Cub Scout den mother while in Clinton. Following 53 years of marriage, she was the widow of Edwin L. Brown, who was vice president of Magnet Mills in Clinton and later vice president of Camp Hosiery in Lenoir City.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, L. Terry "Bud" and Jean Brown, Oliver Springs; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Robert Meredith, Jonesboro, Ga.; four grandchildren, Mike Brown, Seattle, David Meredith and wife April, Farragut, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Aaron Meredith and wife Jonalyn, Guam, and Jennifer Meredith, Knoxville; and six great-grandchildren, Kayla, Asher and Cannon Meredith, Farragut, and Je'anne, Devin and Bre'elle Meredith, Guam.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, in Holly-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. Burial will be at Harriman City Cemetery in Harriman on Friday, July 27, following graveside services at 11 a.m. The funeral procession will depart from Holly-Gamble Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org). Condolences may be offered at holleygamblefh.com.
Published in Roane County News from July 26 to July 27, 2012