Bill Brown, 77, a resident of Benton and formerly of South Miami, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at an Athens hospital.
He was of the Baptist faith and was a very talented woodworker. He enjoyed fishing, talking, and those who knew him understand that. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Blairsville, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jackie Brown; and one sister, Lounette Brown.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Sandra Brown; five children and spouses: Mark Ellers (Cindy) of Lino Lake, Minn., Jill Chaskin (Bruce) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dave Brown (Georgia) of San Diego, Calif., Jodie Irwin (Jim) of Hiram, Ga., and Cathy Doerkin (Uwe) of San Diego; eight grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; six sisters; and one brother.
A gathering of friends will take place Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Cleveland.
We invite you to send a message of comfort and view the Brown family guest book at www.serenityfunerals.com.