S.E. Brown

                         S.E. Brown Died Saturday                            
S.E. Brown, aged 84, pioneer resident of this community, died at his home    
here last Saturday (February 10, 1940), after an illness of about three      
Deceased was born in Georgia, near Atlanta, in 1855 and moved to Pike county 
in 1895, where he has resided most of the time since. He operated a gin here 
for more than thirty years, and was also engaged in farming for a number of  
years. He had been a member of the Baptist church for 65 years and a Mason   
for more than 40 years.                                                      
He is survived by his widow; three sons, T.W. and B.H. of this place         
(Delight) and Ira of Murfreesboro; four daughters, Mrs. H.G. Humphry, Mrs.   
D.D. Stone and Mrs. G.R. Duke all of this place and Mrs. Vina Jackson of     
Murfreesboro. He is also survived by several grandchildren and a host of     
other relatives and friends.                                                 
Funeral services in charge of A.C. Kirby, Baptist minister, were held in the 
Baptist church here Sunday. The body was in charge of Otis McCullum, local   
undertaker. He was given Masonic burial with Wallis Callaway, Alfred         
Featherston, Lindell Hile, W.E. Branch and Foy Cagle of Murfreesboro         
assisting members of the local lodge in services.                            
Pike County Tribune, Volume 19, Number 1, February 16, 1940, page 1,         
column 5.                                                                    
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