Mary Brown

Mary Miller Brown, 91, of Hillsboro, Tenn., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Feb. 17, 2014, after a brief illness at Bailey Manor Assisted Living in Manchester. She was born July 18, 1922 in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton R. Miller and Alma Smith Miller; husband, Clyde C. Brown; and sister, Leta M. Henry. Survivors include a sister, Jean Collins, of Hillsboro; two nieces, Jennifer (Stuart) Myers, of Hillsboro and Barbara (Pat) Coyle, of Cleveland, Tenn.; three nephews, Barry Cordell, of Nashville, Bob (Rosemary) Henry, of Chattanooga and Ray (Karen) Henry, of Birmingham, Ala. Special great-nieces, Tara (Tyler) M. McCamey and children, Aubrey and Camille; and Meredith (Aaron) M. Barnett and Palmer, and Clydes nieces, Doris (Gordon) Leavitt from Yakima, Wash.; and Joyce (Tommy) Cook from Nashville; and special friend, Billy Daniel, of Rossville. Mary was born in Bradley County and lived on the Miller home place in McDonald. After graduating from Ooltewah High School, she married her husband of 52 years, Clyde. Mary, known as Aunt Mary to many, worked as assistant manager during the 50s and 60s at McClellan's Department Store on Market Street in Chattanooga. When it closed, she worked in the underwriting department at Provident Life Insurance Co. and retired there in July, 1987. She and Clyde were members of East Ridge Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga where they helped with the youth ministry. After moving to Hillsboro in 1991, they became members of Hillsboro United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Builders Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women. Mary was a devoted Christian who lived her life exemplifying how a person should live. She was deeply loved by her family and friends and will always be remembered as a loving and generous person. Visitation will be on from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Central Funeral Home in Manchester. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. at Hillsboro United Methodist Church with Dr. Bob Jared officiating. Burial will be at Hillsboro Methodist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church or the Alzheimers Association. Central Funeral Home of Manchester, Tenn., in charge of arrangements.

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