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Betty Lou Brown (12-7-15) service 12-10-15

Betty Lou Brown departed this life on Monday, Dec. 7, at the age of 78 years, 6 months, 14 days.
She was born in Wayne County on May 23, 1937, the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Nettie Evelyn Watson Bratcher. On June 2, 1962, she was united in marriage to John D. Brown, who preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2013.
Betty Lou was raised in Rayburn Creek. After marriage she and her husband made their home in the Houston Community in Wayne County until moving to the Cravens Community of Hardin County and then retiring to the Cerro Gordo Community. She was a devoted homemaker to her husband and nine children. Betty Lou was a member of Sharon Baptist Church and also attended New Harmony throughout the years when able.
She is survived by her children, Carolyn Jane Bratton of Savannah, Brenda Cummings and husband Claude Jr. of Crump, John H. Brown of Savannah, David Dewayne Brown and wife Joy of Adamsville, Charlotte Ann McClain and husband Charles Jr. and Donald Glen Brown and wife Amy, both of Savannah, Ronald Lynn Brown and wife Lorri Lee of Hornsby, Tennessee, Shelly Joyce Stricklin and Kelly Jean Dockery and husband Kevin, both of Savannah; grandchildren, John H. Brown Jr. and wife Monica, Dave McClain and wife Cassie, Wesley McClain, Jacob Dowty, Mallory Lowery, Sawyer Stricklin, Eli Stricklin, Dexter Dockery, Macy Lowery, Spencer Brown, Neely Brown, and Taylor Brown; a stepgrandchild, Crystal Coffman; brother, Jerry Bratcher and wife Linda of Wayne County, Tennessee.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, John Alden, Jake, Bob, James Edward and Earl Bratcher; and a son-in-law, Johnny Wayne Bratton.
Services were held on Thursday, Dec. 10,  at 11 a.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Chad Balentine officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hebron Cemetery at Wayne County.

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