Vernon Brown, 74, of Ardmore, Alabama, died Saturday, March 17, 2018, at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born Monday, Aug. 9, 1943, in Athens, Alabama, he was the son of Rena May Brown. Pete was in the drywall finishing business for more than 50 years and was co-owner of B&H Drywall. He enjoyed Bama football and reminiscing with former teammates about playing basketball at Madison Cross Roads and Sparkman High School. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother, Charles Wayne"Buck" Brown.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gilda Luna Brown, Ardmore; daughter, Angela (David) Walker; sister, Norma Brown, Toney; grandchildren, Austin Walker and Amber Walker; a special aunt, Margie Grimes, of Spring Hill, Tennessee. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and friends.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, with Brother Lynn Marshall, Dr. Ray Stonecypher and Brother Aaron Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Gatlin Cemetery in Ardmore.
Visitation will be 5-8 tonight, Tuesday, March 20, at the funeral home.
Pallbears: David Walker, Greg Travis, Steven Travis, David Casteel, Gerld Moor and Jim Cooper
Published on March 19, 2018