Family-Placed Death Notice
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.
Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2007.