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Daniel Donhue "Dan" Brown, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1928
Opp
Covington County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jun. 18, 2008
Phenix City
Russell County
Alabama, USA

Daniel Donhue Brown was born 16 December 1928 in Opp, AL and died 18 June 2008 in Phenix City, AL.

Dan, or Pa Pa, was the ninth of fourteen children born to Jeffie and Inerree Brown. He and his siblings had a hard childhood, working as the children of sharecroppers in rural Alabama during the Depression. Pa Pa used to tell a story about his daddy nailing tin plates to the table, one for each person in the family. No one got a new plate until they'd sopped the heads off the nails. Pa Pa quit school after eighth grade to help full time with the farming. After WWII, several of the Brown siblings moved to Phenix City, AL and Columbus, GA to work in the textile mills. Dan worked for Lummus Industries for over 29 years, until he had to retire due to health problems.

Dan married Helen Williams on 4 September 1948. They were married 59 years before he passed away. Dan and Helen always lived in Phenix City and worked in the textile mills together. They had two children: Jenny and Danny.

Pa Pa was a member of Auburn Heights Baptist Church in Phenix City. He always had a dog and a pick-up truck, and kept a vegetable garden until he was no longer able. He was a loving, funny man who gave good hugs and liked to tell of funny family moments that no one else could remember. He liked Western movies and painted many a house and room in his time.

Dan Brown is loved, missed, and fondly remembered by his wife, two children, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many other friends and relatives. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jeffie Layfette Brown (1888 - 1964)
  Inerree Perthema Grizzle Brown (1895 - 1973)
 
 Siblings:
  Estell Lama Brown Mock (1910 - 1988)*
  Dorothy Eloise Brown Clegg (1926 - 1998)*
  Daniel Donhue Brown (1928 - 2008)
  Juanita Louise Brown Baggett (1931 - 2006)*
  Bernice Jeff Brown (1933 - 1969)*
  William Jimmy Brown (1938 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Pa Pa
 
Burial:
Lakeview Memory Gardens
Phenix City
Russell County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Em
Record added: Dec 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81642873
Daniel Donhue Dan Brown, Sr
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Daniel Donhue Dan Brown, Sr
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Daniel Donhue Dan Brown, Sr
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 Added: Aug. 8, 2013

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