Maggie Brown

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

ANNA, Ill. -- Maggie Brown, 87, of Anna died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at home.

She was born Dec. 14, 1916, in Jonesboro, Ill., daughter of William and Nora Miller Smiddy. She and Orvil "Preacher" Brown were married Jan. 2, 1932, in Jonesboro. He died Dec. 17, 1995.

Brown was a member of Jonesboro Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Remona Wright of Anna, Shirley Downey of Dongola, Ill., Carylon Coryell of Granite City, Ill.; four sons, Gerald Brown of Anna, Lonnie Brown of Dongola, Bert Brown of Medina, Tenn., Rockie Brown of Milan, Tenn.; a sister, Lily Mayberry of Maud, Texas; 21 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons and a daughter.

Friends may call at Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Brimm officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery.