Joseph Brown, Sr., 72

Published 10:42 am Monday, August 16, 2010

CUMBERLAND, Jan. 15 – Deacon Joseph William Brown Sr., 72, of Cumberland, departed this life on Friday, January 9, 2009 in Farmville.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Bettie Brown; three sons, Joseph Jr. (Pamela), Faron (Kimberlyn), and Michael Ray (Iris); two daughters, Tracy Brown-Avery and Felencia Jamison (Calvin); 11 grandchildren, one devoted, Toccara; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Jane Davenport (Ralph), and Florine Wimberly (Haywood); six sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at noon at Petersville Baptist Church, New Canton, with the Rev. Ollie Bolden, pastor, and the Rev. James Jefferson, eulogist.

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Marian Gray Thomas Funeral Home, Cumberland, is in charge of services.