CHARLESTON - Thelma Hunter Brown, 88, died at 9:02 p.m. July 4, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Nov. 22, 1914, in Texarkana, Ark., to the late William H. and Ethel Hartner Hunter, her parents died when she was three years old and she was raised by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Skyles at Birds Point, before moving to Jonesboro, Ark., at age 11 to live with her father. In 1935, she moved to Charleston where she was a member of the United Methodist Church.
On Nov. 9, 1935, she married E. Lindsay Brown Jr. who preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1983.
One brother and one sister also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, E. Lindsay and Marilyn Brown III of Charleston and Stephen H. Brown of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; one brother, William H. Hunter of Paragould, Ark.; four grandsons, Brent Brown of Lake Mary, Fla., Randy Brown of Calhoun, Ga., Patrick Brown of Decatur, Miss., and Ross Brown of Lewisburg, Tenn.; four granddaughters, Bethany Brown of Charleston, Pamela Brown Smith of Union City, Tenn., Stephanie Brown Allsup of Granada, Miss., and Leah Brown Hill of Lewisburg; and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. Monday until services scheduled for 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Charleston. The Rev. Roger Jespersen will officiate.
Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.
may be made to:
the United Methodist Church
1700 East Marshall St.
Charleston, MO 63834