Dateline: March 8, 2007

Ella Juanita Brown, 85, died Thursday, March 1, 2007, in Brownwood, Texas.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2007, in Robertson Chapel Of Memories in Clarendon with Rev. Bryan Knowles, Retired Baptist Minister, and Rev. Bruce Howard, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Hedley, officiating.  Interment was held at Rowe Cemetery in Hedley.  Services were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Brown was born February 28, 1922, in Giles, Donley County, Texas, to Marvin and Cora Cline Bramblett.  She had been a resident of Hedley most of her life and had lived in Brownwood for the past 3 months.  She married Roy Brown on November 14, 1937, at Lelia Lake.  He preceded her in death on January 18, 1999.  She was an avid quilter and had received recognition on many occasions for her quilt making talent, and for donating her quilts to various organizations.  She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hedley.

Survivors include four daughter, Kay Miller of Brownwood, Helen Ford of Clarendon, Gracie Burkhalter of Hedley, Marie Norton of Denver, Colorado; 2 sons, Roy “Chubby” Brown of Amarillo, Johnny Brown of May, TX; one brother, Billy Bramblett of Valley View, TX; 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 29 great great-grandchildren.

Family requests that memorials be sent to the Rowe Cemetery Association or the Hedley Senior Citizens Association.


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