He was born May 17, 1936, in Macon County, N.C., to the late Lee and Dawn Chastain Brown. He lived most of his life in Rabun County.
He was a landscaper. He also was a farmer and worked in the carpentry industry for a long time. He attended the Baptist church.
He was preceded in death by: a son, Lawton Brown; two brothers, Harvey Brown and Carl Brown; and three sisters; Oma Blalock, Marie Head and Elma Billingsley.
Survivors include: his wife, Betty Jo Brown of Clayton; three daughters, Marie Gillespie and husband Larry of Clayton, Bea Brown Anderson and husband Murray of Woodstock and Karen Brown of Clayton; a daughter-in-law, Charlene Brown of Carnesville; two sisters, Allene Hollifield of Clayton and Ollie Dryman of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Heather Gillespie, Ansley Anderson and Carl Brown.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Shane Watts officiating. Burial followed at Scaly Mountain Methodist Cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clayton Tribune, June 28, 2012