Obituaries

Mary Ellen Brown -

Mary Ellen Brown, age 94, of Mountain City, TN went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Mountain City Care Center. She was born May 22, 1919 to the late Millard Jethro Hammons and Mattie Virginia Stewart Hammons. She was a home¬maker and a lifelong resident of Johnson County. In addi¬tion to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Brown, by her son, Albert Brown, and by sisters Gladys Arnold and Marie Hall. Mrs. Brown was a member of Hammons Chapel Christian Church. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, reading, and especially enjoyed word search puzzles.

Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Farmer and husband Earl of Mountain City, TN, grandchildren Randy Farmer and wife Betty of Damascus, VA, Rita Horne and husband Mike of Wetumpka, AL, Rick Farmer and special friend Lawrence Dietrich of Atlanta, GA, Lisa Farmer of Mountain City, TN, step great-grandson Brandon Lipford of Damascus, VA, great-grandchildren Jared Horne, Matthew Horne, Casey Sutherland and husband Blake and Tripp Farmer (father-Mike Farmer), great-great grand¬children Haley Green, Allison Green, Chloe Sutherland and Gage Lipford. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family would also like to recognize special friends Nell Arnold and family and the late Lillian Hawkins and family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Monday, January 20, 2014 from the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Joshua Giddings and Daniel Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 PM prior to the funeral service. The graveside service and interment will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday at Dunn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick Farmer, Jack Hall, Blake Sutherland, Willie Hammons, Boyd Hammons and Bill Hammons. Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Jones, Dr. Susanne Shine, Dr. Raina Sluder, Kay Brown, Glenn Parsons, Ken Caswell, Earl Davis and Wayne Davis. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Mountain City Care Center for the excellent care they provided.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of Phyllis Farmer, 4407 Forge Creek Road, Mountain City, TN.

Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com The family of Mary Ellen Brown has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.