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2013-11-14 / Obituaries


Rennie Baker Brown, 85, formerly of Fulton, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, with her family by her side in Russellville. She was born Feb. 29, 1928, in Coal Valley.

After graduating from Oakman High School in Walker County at the age of 17, Brown moved to Robertsdale to attend business college. While working as a clerk in a department store, she met “the love of her life” (Brown) who had just returned from serving in World War II. After a brief romantic courtship (six weeks) they were married on April 20, 1946 in Loxley. In the same year, they moved to Fulton, where they raised their family, Randall (Linda) Brown and Sheila Brown (Dennis) Upchurch, survivors.

Brown was a wonderful homemaker for her family. She volunteered in her children’s school by serving as President of the PTA and various other activities. One of her most enjoyable services was being a vital part of organizing the Fulton Sawmill Days event where everyone enjoyed her homemade biscuits. She was also very involved in her church which she loved dearly. For many years she was a member of the church choir and volunteered in the church library. She loved her Sunday School Class and members. For 12 years Rennie worked as a clerk/bookkeeper in the local department store where she enjoyed visiting with all the customers.

Her hobbies included reading as well as playing card games with her friends. She always made people feel welcomed in her home and encouraged them to have a cup of coffee.

In addition to her son and daughter, Brown is survived by grandsons, Chris (Annette) Brown, Warren (Elizabeth) Brown, Richard (Michilyn) Brown, Bryan (Kelly) Walters, John (Lori) Walters and great-grandchildren, Tucker Brown Walters, Camille Walters, Wyatt Brown, Tristen Brown and Ko Brown. Other survivors include her brother, Walter (Juanita) Boyd; nieces, Wanda (Eddie) Foster and Brenda (Dickie) Tarleton and nephew, Ricky (Theresa) Ross.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer Kimbrough Brown, sister, Juanita Myers and her parents, Walter D. Boyd and Willie Z. Boyd.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 9 at First Baptist Church Fulton with Rev. Mike Bedsole officiating and Rev. Keith Johnson assisting. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Thomasville with O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directing.

Pallbearers were grandsons, great-grandsons and friend, Ray Brunson. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Ladies’ Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church Fulton and other special friends.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

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