He was born June 24, 1925, in Rabun County to the late Harry G. Brown Sr. and Marinda Smart Brown. He was retired from Burlington Industries after 31 years of service and was a member of Woodmen of the World, AARP, ARC and People First. He attended North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville and was a member of Dillard United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
Harry was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Joseph Edwin Brown and Kenneth Ezekiel Brown; and a nephew, Boyd Youngblood, raised in the home, who was killed in Vietnam.
He was survived by: his wife, Estelle Youngblood Brown of Clayton; three daughters, Rebecca Brown Cope (Jerry) of Otto, N.C., Rachel Brown Davis (Alan) of Lilburn and Judy Brown Plant (Jerry) of Dacula; three sons, Benny Joe Brown (Dorothy) of Dewy Rose and Daniel Albert Brown (Brenda) and William Ernest Brown (Pamelet), both of Dillard; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at Dillard United Methodist Church with the Revs. Doug Volk, James E. Turpen and Charles Effird officiating. Burial followed at Wesley Chapel Cemetery with military honors. Serving as pallbearers were Marty Cope, Philip Davis, Jeremy Plant, Clint Woods, Jacob Brown and Jeremy Cope.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in his honor to the Dillard United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O Box 463, Dillard, GA 30537.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.