Funeral services for James Brown, age 85 of Mount Vernon, were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Tranquil Cemetery with Rev. Garry Jordan officiating.
Mr. Brown was born Dec. 15, 1925 in Mount Vernon to Will Brown and Mary McMillan Brown. He was married to Ruth Haley Brown on July 13, 1946.
He died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 in Mount Vernon. He was preceded in death by his wife in 2006.
He is survived by three children, Kenneth Brown of Edmond, Okla., Lynda Henrich of Frisco, and Dennis Brown of Forney; two brothers, Melvin Brown of Dallas and Charles Brown of Missouri City; a sister, Mary Jones of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Shawn Offutt, Beau Brown, Jimmie Brown, Chris Brown, Ricky Jones, and Charles Brown.