Mae Brown (9/15/1923 - 1/3/2019)

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Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home
1910 Hwy 31 E
Athens, TX

Graveside services for Mae Brown 95, Athens have been scheduled for 3:00 P.M. Sunday January 6, 2019 at Athens Cemetery under the direction of Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home. Mae passed away peacefully Thursday January 3, 2019 in Athens. She was born September 15, 1923 in Cleveland, Tennessee to the late Wash Robert and Eva Gibson Brown. She had been a resident of Athens since 1959 and a member of First Baptist Church. She was a child care provider for approximately 50 years serving countless families in Athens. Mae was a great cook and loved to needle point, crochet and sew. Her biggest thrill though was taking care of her family and the children she kept.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard L. Brown and 10 siblings. Survivors include sons; Gary E. Brown and his wife Phyllis of Georgetown, Tn., Richard A. Brown of Athens, daughter; Phyllis Craze and her husband Charles of Lindale, grandchildren; Barry Brown, Ginger Steed, Matthew Brown, Matthew Craze, Holli Gill and her husband Chris, 4 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, sister; Thelma Ward and her husband Jerry of Collegedale, Tn., and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home Sunday January 6, 2019 from 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice 1317 S. Palestine Athens, Texas 75751.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Jan. 5, 2019
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