Linda S. Brown age 70 of Mountain City, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday April 26, 2017 at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness, with her children by her side. She was born to Earl and Louise McQueen Shull on August 26, 1946 in Doc. Glenn’s clinic in Mountain City. She was the fourth of five children. She grew up on a farm in the Neva Community. After graduating from high school, she attended Johnson City Cosmetology School. She was a retiree from Levi Strauss. She was currently employed by Samaritans Purse.
She enjoyed cooking for family and friends. Her banana pudding and pimento cheese were bragged about by many as being the “Best they ever had.” She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was an assistant Sunday-Preschool teacher for the past 25 years. She enjoyed traveling, working in her daylilies, shopping for shoes, talking with her friends, the Tennessee Volunteers (Go Big Orange), and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her favorite color was purple.
She proudly represented Samaritan’s Purse twice in Alaska assisting Veterans and their families with Operation Heal Our Patriots. She was recently learning how to text and take selfies on her new Smart Phone.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Louise Shull, her father-in-law, Albert G. Brown, her husband, Junior L. Brown, and her brother, Terry Shull.
Those left to cherish her memory include one daughter: Mechelle Brown Arney; one son, Steve (Robin) Brown of Moore, OK; her granddaughter, Savannah Megan Brown; four grandsons, Caleb Brown, Will Arney, Myles Arney, and Brady Arney; two sisters, Barbara S. Simcox and Patsy (Edgar) Eller and one brother, Tom (Judith) Shull and her loyal dog Buddy; her grand dog Gabby, her best friend Cora Walls (who was more like a sister), her Samaritan’s Purse Housekeeping sisters, and several nieces, nephews, and many special friends
The family of Linda S. Brown has placed her arrangements in the competent caring hands of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, TN.