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2011-09-08 / Obituaries

Elbridge M. (Sonny) Brown

September 16, 1917- September 1, 2011

On Thursday, September 1, 2011, Elbridge M. ( Sonny) Brown passed away. Services were held at Hixson Funeral Home Chapel of DeRidder, La. on September 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

He was born in Frierson, La. September 17,1916 and spent his childhood there. He later served as deacon in several Baptist Church’s and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was retired from H.L. Hunt Oil Co. having worked at Plant’s in Lisbon, La., Ragley, La., and Kinder, La.

Dad was preceded in death by his wife of fifty two years, Gwyndolyn Fuller Brown, his parents Marion M. Brown and Isadora Brown of Frierson, La., three brothers: Telemachus M. Brown, Wentworth R. Brown, and Roy L. Brown, and three sisters: Lila May Malone, Georgia Randall and Lucille Revis.

He is survived by two sisters: Bernice Douthitt of Centerville, Texas and Betty Yacavoni of Middleburg, Florida; one daughter: Julia Carroll and her family of Houston, Texas, two son’s: Roy A. Brown and his family of Lafayette, La., Michael Brown and wife Ruby of DeRidder, La, 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Dad is also a descendent, ( great grandson), of Capt. Telemachus C. Brown, Company E, 9th MISS CAV, CSA, and his first wife, Adaline Westmoreland Brown of Okolona, Mississippi. He was named after his Great Uncle Elbridge Brown of Giddings, Texas.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family through Mike Brown ibelec@bellsouth.net

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