Hulon Perry Brown

Published 10:34 am Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Funeral services for Hulon Perry Brown are Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Arlington Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto with burial in Arlington Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Huey Moak, Bro. Matthew Green and Bro. Bob Lynch will be officiating the services. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, from 5 until 8 p.m. and will continue on Friday, January 15, 2016, at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Mr. Brown, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at Silver Cross Nursing Home in Brookhaven.  He was born on Feb. 26, 1923, to Pence and Ola Mae Brown in Bogue Chitto.

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Mr. Brown was a devoted husband to his wife, Irene, for 69 years.  He was a

U.S. Army veteran of World War II, served in the Pacific Theater of Operations and received a Purple Heart for his service.  He was a faithful member of Arlington Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent.  He also served as a member of the Lincoln County School Board for 12 years.  He worked many years for Baker Oil Tools.  He later owned Brown’s Grocery, worked as a contractor for Magnolia Electric Power Association and worked for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department.  Mr. Brown loved gospel music, watching sports, gardening, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Rushing Brown; parents; sisters, Margaret Brown, Betty Smith and husband, Alton; brothers, Hilton Brown and wife, Irene, and Hansel Brown and wife, Merle.

Survivors are his daughters, Patricia Russell and husband, Buddy, Becky Calcote and husband, Doug, and Perrian Brown, all of Brookhaven, and Penni Tilton and husband, Jim, of Moscow, Russia; brother, Robert Brown and wife, Marilyn; sisters, Katie Boyd, Jane Ballard, Ella Rose Jordan and Charlotte Matthews; grandchildren, Clark Calcote and wife, Kelly, David Calcote and wife, Claire, and Nathan, Joshua and Anna Claire Tilton; great­grandchildren, Ava Caroline, Will Thomas, Warner, Harper, Hayes and Ella Calcote; and a host of family and friends.

The family would like to express special thanks to all of Mr. Brown’s caregivers, especially Dell Jordan, Pat Newman and Sta­Home Health Care staff for all the love shown to Mr. and Mrs. Brown in their final years at home. The family would also like to extend thanks to the staff of Silver Cross Nursing Home.