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 Rena Marie <I>Arnold</I> Brown

Rena Marie Arnold Brown

Mountain City, Johnson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 16 Jan 2013 (aged 91)
Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 103787130 · View Source
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ABINGDON, Va. Rena Marie Arnold Brown, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City, Tenn. She was born on Jan. 7, 1922, in Mountain City, Tenn. Washington County, Va., was her home for 72 years during which she shared with her loving husband, James. She was an active member of Holston Valley Baptist Church for over 70 years. After working at Big Jack Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Tenn., over 20 years, she retired from Harwood Manufacturing Company in Abingdon. Her joys included growing flowers, raising vegetables for canning, and singing and humming her favorite hymns as she cooked and baked. She always enjoyed visiting with or talking by phone with her many relatives and friends. Rena is preceded in death by her husband, James B. Brown; parents, Kelley and Cliffie Arnold; brothers, Fayette and Emitte Arnold; and sister, Hester Snyder. She is survived by daughter, Ruby Faye Brown of Gray, Tenn.; daughter, Carolyn and husband, Rev. Dr. Douglas R. Fairbanks, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; brother, Leavie Arnold and sister-in-law, Joann of Mountain City, Tenn.; brother, Dean Arnold of Mountain City, TN; brother, Danny Arnold and sister-in-law, Charlotte of Mountain City; sister, Nell Gallaher of Johnson City; sister, June Smith of Bristol, Va.; sister, Alice Vean Reynolds of Indian Trail, N.C.; sister, Inez Wallace of Zionsville, N.C.; sister, Lula Bell Wallace of Essex, Md.; brother-in-law, Ray Snyder of Mountain City. Rena is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Frost Funeral Home. A service celebrating Rena's life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Holston Valley Baptist Church, 18396 Cleveland Road, Abingdon, with Rev. Dr. Douglas R. Fairbanks (First Centenary United Methodist Church, Chattanooga) and Rev. Paul Ketron officiating. Pallbearers are Hunter Brown, Glen Brown, Irvin Brown, Keith Thompson, Frankie Smith and Van Arnold. Interment will follow the service at Cleveland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 18076 Cleveland Church Road, Abingdon, VA 24211. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Holston Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, 18396 Cleveland Road, Abingdon, VA, 24211. Online condolences may be made to the family at Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abingdon is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Brown.

.Published in Bristol Herald Courier from January 17 to January 18, 2013

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  • Created by: Vernon Miller
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103787130
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rena Marie Arnold Brown (7 Jan 1922–16 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103787130, citing Cleveland Presbyterian Cemetery, Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Vernon Miller (contributor 47101395) .