Mr. George Richardson
Published in The Anniston
Star on 11/19/2008
services for Mr. George Richardson Brown Sr., 88, will be 2 p.m. Thursday
at Gray Brown Service Chapel with the Rev. Robert Hurst and the Rev. Wayne
Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Forestlawn Gardens. The family
will receive friends at Gray Brown Service from 6-8 this evening. Mr.
Brown died Monday, November 17, 2008, at his residence.
his daughter, Sharon Payne and husband, Coley, of Anniston; daughter-in-law,
Lisa Brown, of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Heath Payne and wife, Alicia,
Heather Payne, Abbye Scroggins and husband, Kerry, Katye Brown and husband,
Jason; great-grandchildren, Jake Scroggins, Payton Scroggins, Chloe Payne,
Lacy Hauk; and sisters, Willie Mae Avery and Dot Underwood, of Greer,
S.C. and also several nieces and nephews. Mr. Brown is preceded in death
by his wife, Mary E. Brown; son, George R. "Rick" Brown Jr.;
parents, Nelson and Effie Brown; brother, Malcolm Jones; and sister, Betty
Special thanks to Brenda Whittle, Rheta Cobb, Barbara Johnson with New
Beacon Hospice and special caregivers Lisa Brown and Abbye Scroggins.
Mr. Brown Came to Anniston in 1947 to play baseball for the Anniston Rams
and met the love of his life, Mary E. Reid at Scarbrough's Drug Store
and were married on October 30, 1948. He later played minor league ball
for the Texas League and Shthe Reveport.
He was a well know umpire at Norwood and Campbell Field for the little
league and also served as an umpire for the Anniston High School baseball
in the mid 1950s and early 1960s. Then Mr. Brown went to work at M&H
Valve in 1956 until he retired. Mr. Brown was also a member of World War
II 206th Military Police Co. in Central Europe from 1942-1945.
Flowers will be accepted or donations to New Beacon Hospice.
Jimmy Wood, Kenny Ross, Mike Reid, Bill Dobbs, Heath Payne, Blake Tippett
and Honorary pallbearer will be J.D. Brown. Gray Brown-Service Mortuary
"Continuous Service Since 1897."