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Martha Sue McReynolds Brown

Martha Sue McReynolds Brown, 102, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

She was born June 1, 1920 (in the house where she lived for a number of years) to William Isaac McReynolds and Maude Carter McReynolds.

Martha Sue graduated from Bledsoe County High School in 1938. She was employed in the clerical department of the Bledsoe County Health Department for 35 years, retiring in 1977. In her earlier years, she was active in civic clubs and activities. She was a lover of music and served as organist/pianist at Pikeville United Methodist Church where she was also a member for a number of years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Maude McReynolds; sister, Julia M. Schoolfield; brother, William Carter McReynolds; husband, Sam H. Brown, Sr.; son, Lt. Col. Sam H. Brown, Jr. (USMC ret.); and daughter-in-law, Anna Lee Brown.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Janet Helen (Brent) Garrison; great-grandsons, Nathan and Connor Garrison, all of Oviedo, Florida; foster son, Troy C. (Vickie) Bolen of Crossville; and a large number of nieces, nephews and lovable friends. In the past several years, she has been attended by loving relatives, Faye and Randall McReynolds.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 3, at 2:00 p.m. at Pikeville United Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Smart officiating. Burial was in Pikeville Cemetery. 

The family would like to extend their thanks to Amedysis Hospice, Natalie (her Amedysis nurse), Sheri Smith and the staff at Caring Hearts. Memorial donations may be made to Amedysis Hospice or Pikeville UMC.

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Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville.

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