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William Stanley Brown

William Stanley Brown, 88, of the Brayton Community, died, Friday, August 9, 2019.  Stanley was an Army Veteran serving in the Corp of Engineers during the Korean War for four years. During that time he earned two Bronze Stars, U.N. Service medal, National Defense medal, and Army Good Conduct Medal.

He was a coal miner and worked as a carpenter building houses for many years. Stanley enjoyed watching the Braves, Tennessee football, and was avid vegetable gardener.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Joe McClure and Emma Aurora Bowman Brown; wife, Thelma Ruth Frazier Brown; son, William Edward Brown; brothers, Raymond, Bobby Joe, Freeman, Carl, and Wayne Brown.

Stanley will be dearly missed by his daughters, Cindy (Mark) Russell of Brayton, Sandra Hitchcox of Dayton; sons, Stanley George “Buster” Brown of Chattanooga, John Haze (Christy) Brown of Dayton; brother, Winfred (Patsy) Brown of Brayton;  14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

A celebration of life was held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 11, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dennis McChargue officiating. Burial was in Brayton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Pikeville Funeral Home to help with final expenses.

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Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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