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DEWEY CLEVELAND BROWN, JR. Dewey Cleveland Brown, Jr. of Avondale Estates passed away at home on November 28, 2007. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Pegge Lou Grover Brown, and his beloved dog, Jen; five children, Pam Brown and her husband, Barry Landsman; Dewey Brown, III and his wife, Nancy; Mitzi Kirby and her husband, Stan; Tara Morris and her husband, Gordon; Clai Brown and his wife, Christy. He has 19 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Dewey was born in Salisbury, NC and grew up in Decatur, GA. He played football for Decatur Boys High School, Clemson University, and the Pro football team the Hollywood Rangers in Los Angeles, CA who later became the Los Angeles Rams. He served in the Army of the United States as a Sergeant in World War II as a physical trainer for the fighter and bomber pilots of the Army Air Corps. He obtained the degree of Bachelor of Laws from the Atlanta Law School. Dewey was City Manager and Chief of Police of the City of Avondale Estates for 46 years. (The City of Avondale Estates lowered the flags to half mast in honor of his dedication and service to the City.) After retiring, he was appointed by Governor Zell Miller to serve as the 4th District Commissioner of the State of Georgia Board of Corrections where he served for eight years. Dewey was a member of the Pythagoras Masonic Lodge No. 41. He also served as the Past Exalted Ruler, BPOE, Lodge No. 1602. Dewey was a member of Post 66 of the American Legion. Cremation was handled by the Cremation Society of Georgia. The Very Reverend William Deneke will officiate the Memorial Service which will be held on Sunday, December 2, at 3:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 515 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030. A reception for family and friends will be held immediately after the service at the church. Dewey was a loving husband, great father and grandfather, and a friend to all. He will be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to Odyssey HealthCare of Georgia Hospice, 2302 Parklake Drive, Ste. 150, Atlanta, GA 30345 or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Cremation Society of Georgia, 404/355-7627.

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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2007.
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December 7, 2007
Pam,

I was saddened to hear of the loss of your Father. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Your former secretary at the AJC.
Rita Warbington-Prickett
December 3, 2007
I grew up in Avondale during the fifties and sixties. Dewey was a friend to all us guys and often had the task of taking us home to our parents for "special talks". I learned compassion from him and will always be thankful for his leadership in Avondale.
Rusty Williams
December 2, 2007
Mr. Brown,
Sir, I didn't know you but I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army during WW II and for being a member of the Greatest Generation. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Mike Casey
December 2, 2007
To The Brown Family:
When I read Mr Dewey had passed away, my heart hurt! What a great man....I became very good friends when I worked at Dekalb Co PD, Sgt Dewey invited me to Thanksgiving at his parents house and that is how I met Mr.Dewey and Ms Peggy. May God's everlasting comfort and grace be with your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.
DeLisa Day Brown
December 2, 2007
I will realy miss our talks and seeing you and jen walking.I"ve respected you all my life.You are missed.You are a hero.Respect to you and all your family. GOD BLESS
your mailman 18 years
December 1, 2007
Avondale has never been quite the same since Dewey retired from his post as City Manager of Avondale.

I grew up in Avondale, and knew only Dewey as our city manager. I remember when I was a child, sitting in my driveway on my tricycle, and Dewey stopped in his car and talked with me for a moment. He always had time to listen to people, whether it was about a problem concerning Avondale, or just a friendly chat.

Now I live on Clarendon Ave., and can see the Brown house from where I live. I think of the Brown family so often while looking out my kitchen window, doing dishes.

There are certain people whose passing makes the world seem more diminished, to me Dewey is one of those persons. God bless you Peg, and all the rest of Dewey's family members. Betty Avil Almand, and Andy, my husband.
Betty Avil Almand
December 1, 2007
Avondale has never been quite the same since Dewey retired from his post as City Manager of Avondale.

I grew up in Avondale, and knew only Dewey as our city manager. I remember when I was a child, sitting in my driveway on my tricycle, and Dewey stopped in his car and talk with me for a moment.
He always had time to listen to people, whether it was about a problem concerning Avondale, or just a friendly chat.

Now I live on Clarendon Ave., and can see the Brown house from where I live. I think of the Brown family so often while looking out my kitchen window, doing dishes.

There are certain people whose passing makes the world seem more diminished, to me Dewey is one of those persons. God bless you Peg, and all the rest of Dewey's family members. .
Betty Avil Almand
November 30, 2007
To the Brown Family:
please accept our condolences. My Jah be with you. John 5:28, 29
Les Jackson
November 30, 2007
Dewey Brown was the spirit and soul of Avondale Estates for many years, decades in fact. He was known all over the state and area. He was a man of class, great courage & honor and demonstrated this in his love for his family and his city. My sisters Denise and Faye and I grew up in the city he kept safe and we all knew who to turn to when we needed help. I am very glad our paths crossed his in this journey called life. We won't see his like again. Rest in peace Dewey. Our condolences to the Brown family for this great loss.
Jon Larry Flowers
November 30, 2007
We cannot feel life's losses without first feeling the blessings of its fullness and clearly Mr. Brown, Jr. lived a wonderful and full life. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time and may God's love make your grief bearable.
Donica Kennon
November 30, 2007
I practically grew on in the Brown home where Dewey jr. and I had a "secret" clubhouse in the back garage. I also had secret crush on all his beautiful daughters. This man was bigger than life in my eyes and a wonderful role model. It is no wonder that I spent thirty years of my life in law enforcement. My prayers and condolences to all his family.
Wayne Kennedy
November 30, 2007
I have many great memories of Dewey while growing up in Avondale in the 1960's. He was an excellent role model, and more especially for us "Watts children" a wonderful neighbor and "second" father. We always counted on you and you always were there. Thank you, Dewey.
Susan Watts
November 30, 2007
To the Brown Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prayers always. Isa 25:8
Daniels
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